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    Early 1940's Jack Johnson Signed Savings Bond Album.
    One of the most controversial figures in the history of sport was this man, whose story inspired a recent Ken Burns PBS special entitled "Unforgivable Blackness." Johnson's assumption of the Heavyweight boxing title in 1908, and his romances with white women, inflamed the deepest antipathy from white America and, according to Johnson, led to his intentional forfeiture of the title in 1915. Here we find his rare and essential autograph applied to a war bonds album for reasons unknown. His black fountain pen ink rates 9/10. Album is worn but the signature is unaffected. An array of other autographs are scattered throughout, including actresses Jean Rogers, Juanita Stark and Shirley Patterson. Pre-Certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from SGC.


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    November, 2017
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
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