Name: CORBETT, JAMES J. SIGNED PHOTO (DATED THE DAY HE BEAT SULLIVAN)
History: James J. Corbett was born on September 1, 1866 in San Francisco, California. He won the World Heavyweight Title from John L. Sullivan on September 7, 1892. He retired after losing to Jim Jeffries on August 14, 1903 with a final record of 11-4-2 with 2 no contests and 7 KO's. Presented here is an original. first generation photograph of Corbett in fight pose which he has signed and dated September 7, 1892, the day he won the heavyweight title from John L. Sullivan.
Full description: This is an original, first generation photograph. Bold, clear image. Boldly signed in fountain pen, "To My old friend Jim Horne with best wishes from Jas J Corbett champion of the world Sept. 7, 1892." Has three creases. Minor surface wear well away from the autograph. Clean. 6 1/2" x 10 1/2." Rare, the only example with that dated signature we have seen.
Size: 6 1/2 x 10 1/2
Categories: Autograph - Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - Corbett, James J.
Condition: very good
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