JEFFRIES, JAMES REAL PHOTO POSTCARD (1910-JOHNSON FIGHT)

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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.
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