DEMPSEY, JACK ADVERTISING POSTER FOR RIPPLED WHEAT (CIRCA 1936)
Regular price $3,500.00
HISTORY: William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey (June 24, 1895 â€“ May 31, 1983), nicknamed "Kid Blackie", and "The Manassa Mauler", was an American professional boxer who competed from 1914 to 1927, and reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926. A cultural icon of the 1920s, Dempsey's aggressive fighting style and exceptional punching power made him one of the most popular boxers in history. Many of his fights set financial and attendance records, including the first million-dollar gate, and pioneered the live broadcast of sporting events in general, and boxing matches in particular. Dempsey is ranked tenth on The Ring magazine's list of all-time heavyweights and seventh among its Top 100 Greatest Punchers, while in 1950 the Associated Press voted him as the greatest fighter of the past 50 years. He is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and was in the previous Boxing Hall of Fame. In his post boxing career Jack Dempsey endorsed a number of products including Rippled Wheat cereal. Offered here is a very rare, original, advertising poster of Jack Dempsey endorsing Rippled Wheat breakfast food. Circa 1936.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original, cardboard, advertising poster which pictures Jack Dempsey in full, fight pose as he looked at the height of his career. Bold color and print. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Has some restoration at the top sign portion, not affecting the image. Archival back added for reinforcement. Minor edge wear. Irregularly shaped to 16" x 32 1/2." Rare, the first we have offered in more than a decade.
Size: 16 x 32 1/2