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    Signed 1950 World's Heavyweight Wrestling Championship Ticket by Jack Dempsey PSA/DNA Authentic. William Harrison Dempsey was born in the small mining town of Manassa, Colorado, an unlikely setting for the birth of one of the most important sporting figures in American history. On July 4, 1919 Dempsey got his shot at the title when he met Jess Willard. In a completely one-sided match, Willard was repeatedly knocked down before finally succumbing in the fourth round. On September 23, 1926 Dempsey fought the gifted boxer, Gene Tunney, in Philadelphia. In what could have only been termed a day of disbelief for Dempsey, he lost his title by ten round decision. The two met again on September 22, 1927 in Chicago in a fight long since known as "The Long Count." It got the name when Tunney was knocked down in the 7th round, but Dempsey did not go to a neutral corner, delaying the referee's count. Tunney survived and won the decision three rounds later. Dempsey retired in 1928 and made over 100 exhibition appearances in the early 1930's, but never officially returned to the ring. Jack Dempsey was an icon of the Roaring Twenties. As big, if not bigger than Babe Ruth! By 1950 his career was long past but not his celebrity. Presented is a full ticket to an N.W.A. World's Heavyweight Wrestling Championship match at Wrigley Field on June 21, 1950 with Dempsey serving as referee. The PSA Authentic ticket displays a blue marker signature of Dempsey which has been reviewed and deemed PSA/DNA Authentic. The ticket is in excellent condition with no creases or tears, the autograph rates an "8" on a scale of "10."

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