DEMPSEY, JACK -GENE TUNNEY II EXHIBIT CARD (1927)
JO Sports Inc.
Regular price $100.00
HISTORY: On September 22, 1927, in Chicago heavyweight champion Gene Tunney defended his title against the man he took it from a year earlier, public favorite Jack Dempsey. There was great attention from the public for this rematch despite Tunney's easy win a year earlier. In round seven of the rematch Dempsey dropped Tunney, but ignored referee Dave Barry's instruction to go to a neutral corner. This afforded Tunney a chance to recover. The fight was forever more known as the "Long Count." Offered here is an original, exhibit card which depicts the two fighters in action.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original, blank back, Exhibit Supply Company of Chicago exhibit card. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Minor corner wear. 3 1/4" x 5 1/4."
Size: 3 1/4" x 5 1/4"