Name: JOHNSON, JACK-JIM JEFFRIES TICKET RAFFLE POSTER (1910)
History: On July 4, 1910 Jack Johnson successfully defended his heavyweight title against Jim Jeffries, the former champion. Jeffries had retired undefeated champion after his last fight in 1904. Encouraged greatly by a racist public eager to get rid of Jack Johnson, Jeffries agreed to fight Johnson, but age and an almost six year lay-off, coupled with Johnson's great skill and youth proved to be too much. Jeffries was easily defeated in a one sided match. Presented here is a pre fight raffle poster used to win a $10.00 ticket to the Johnson-Jeffries fight. Issued by the Green Mercantile Agency of San Francisco in 1910.
Full description: This is an original 1910, cardboard, advertising poster. Bold print and color. The raffle board was not used and the seal and tags are all intact. Tack holes in upper corners. Small chip at upper left corner. Some soiling. Tear near lower right corner with no paper or cardboard loss. Extremely rare, the only example we have seen. 11" x 17."
Size: 11 x 17
Categories: Posters & Broadsides & Lobby Cards - Johnson, Jack - Jeffries, James J.
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