Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Philadelphia Jack O'Brien Antique Photographs Framed Display Philadelphia Jack O'Brien (James Francis Hagen), the former World Light Heavyweight Champion and challenger for the heavyweight title is the subject of these six beautiful photographs framed into one display. O'Brien won the Light Heavyweight Title in 1905 with a stoppage of former Heavyweight Champion Robert Fitzsimmons. He challenged champion Tommy Burns for the title, but failed when the match was declared a draw. O'Brien fought many notable fighters during his career and had victories over Joe Choynski, Young Peter Jackson, Jack "Twin" Sullivan and Tommy Ryan. The six photographs are all 5" x 7" mounted cabinet photographs. Four are by Sommer Studio of Philadelphia, one by Robert Barrass and one by an unmentioned photographer. Two have been boldly signed and inscribed in ink, one in fight pose and one in period dress. One of the photos has minor surface abrasions and two have minor scratches, but all six are overall in splendid condition and have been tastefully framed. Scarce images of this popular champion during the time he was in his prime. LOA from Craig Hamilton/ JO Sports with additional LOAs from James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA and Mike Gutierrez/MGA.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 988

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on Sep 11, 2004 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 3 days left to consign to the 2021 June 17 Sports Showcase Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    I am very happy with the outcome and very thankful I went with Heritage!
    Sandy C.,
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search