History: George Lewis "Tex" Rickard (January 2, 1870 January 6, 1929) was an American boxing promoter, founder of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL), and builder of the third incarnation of Madison Square Garden in New York City. During the 1920s, Tex Rickard was the leading promoter of the day, and he has been compared to P. T. Barnum and Don King. Sports journalist Frank Deford has written that Rickard "first recognized the potential of the star system. Rickard also operated several saloons, hotels, and casinos, all named Northern and located in Alaska, Nevada, and Canada. Offered here is a signed display of Tex Rickard which includes an ink signature and terrific first generation photograph.

Full description: This is a professionally framed display. Includes an ink signature of Tex Rickard measuring 1" x 3." Some light foxing. Bold ink. Also includes a terrific image, first generation photograph of Rickard wearing his patented derby hat. 8" x 10 1/4." Bold, clear image. No creases or tears. Clean with no staining. Framed to 15 1/4" x 19."

Size: 15 1/4 x 19

Categories: Autograph - Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - Rickard, Tex

Condition: excellent

Quantity: 1

Price: $450.00

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