JEFFRIES, JAMES REAL PHOTO POSTCARD (1910-JOHNSON FIGHT)
Regular price $115.00
HISTORY: On July 4, 1910 Jack Johnson successfully defended his heavyweight title against Jim Jeffries, the former champion. Jeffries had retired undefeated champion after his last fight in 1904. Encouraged greatly by a racist public eager to get rid of Jack Johnson, Jeffries agreed to fight Johnson, but age and an almost six year lay-off, coupled with Johnson's great skill and youth proved to be too much. Jeffries was easily defeated in a one sided match. Presented here is an original, real photo postcard of James J. Jeffries which was issued at the time of his fight with Jack Johnson.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original, real photo postcard of Jeffries in full, fight pose. Used postcard which is date stamped May 24, 1910, about 5 weeks before the fight. Bold image. Postal stamp visible. Not creased or torn. Minor corner wear. 3 1/2" x 5 1/2."
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2
Condition: very good