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 Dempsey weighing in for the fight.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original, blank back, Exhibit Supply Company of Chicago exhibit card. Bold, clear image. One small spot stain on back otherwise clean front and back. Not torn. Mild center crease. Minor corner wear. 3 1/4" x 5 1/4."
Size: 3 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Condition: Very Good