CORBETT, JAMES J. INK SIGNATURE (AS CHAMPION-1895)
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 ink signature of James J. Corbett, signed in 1895 as world heavyweight champion. This is an original, fountain pen ink signature on heavy card stock. Boldly signed, "Yours truly Jas. J. Corbett Sept. 12/95." Not creased or torn. Clean. Residue in two corners and back from mounting. 2 3/8" x 3 7/8."