LAVIGNE, GEORGE "KID" ORIGINAL CABINET CARD (JOHN WOOD STUDIO)
JO Sports Inc.
Regular price $750.00
HISTORY: George "Kid" Lavigne was born in Bay City, Michigan on December 6, 1869. He began his professional boxing career on September 7, 1886 stopping Morris McNally in the first round. On December 14, 1894 he stopped Andy Bowen in the 18th round to win the American lightweight Title. On June 1, 1896 he stopped Dick Burge in the 17th round to win the World Lightweight Title. In other significant fights during his career he defeated Barbados Joe Walcott twice, fought draws with Frank Erne and Young Griffo and defeated Kid McPartland. He retired after losing a 6 round decision to Dick Nelson on Christmas Day, 1909. Offered here is a rare, original cabinet card by the notable John Wood Studio of George "Kid" Lavigne.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original John Wood cabinet card of Lavigne in full fight pose as he looked at the height of his career. Bold, clear image. Very light soiling on mount. Not creased or torn. Minor corner wear. 4 1/4" x 6 1/2." As nice a cabinet card of Lavigne as we have offered.
Size: 4 1/4" x 6 1/2"