Name: CORBETT, JAMES J.-TOM SHARKEY LARGE POLICE GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (1898)
History: On November 22, 1898 at the Lenox Athletic Club in New York former heavyweight champion James J. Corbett fought tough contender Tom Sharkey. Corbett was disqualified in the 9th round. "Corbett had all the worst of the encounter, when one of his seconds, 'Connie' McVey, jumped into the ring, appealing to the referee, thus violating the rules, and the referee, 'Honest' John Kelly, had no alternative but to disqualify Corbett and award the bout to Sharkey." (Summit County Journal) Offered here is an extremely rare, original, large Police Gazette Supplement picturing the two fighters squaring off.
Full description: This is an original, paper, Police Gazette Supplement picturing both fighters. Cpyright by Richard K. Fox 1898. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Has original center fold. Edge and corner wear with a few nicks. 16 3/4" x 23." Rare in this size.
Size: 16 3/4 x 23
Categories: Police Gazette - Posters & Broadsides & Lobby Cards - Corbett, James J.
Condition: very good
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