Regular price $600.00

Tex Rickard was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1871. His boxing promoter career took off in 1910 when he staged the heavyweight bout between Jack Johnson and Jim Jeffries. He continued promoting and eventually acquired Madison Square Garden. He, John Ringling and others established the Madison Square Garden Corporation. He opened the new Madison Square Garden in 1925 and operated it until his death in 1929. Offered here is an original antique photograph of Tex Rickard taken in Nome, Alaska in 1897 when he was working as the proprietor of a gambling hall. Further, it is signed on the back by Tex Rickard.
This is an original, first generation photograph. Has a chip in lower right corner. Notations on the reverse above and below Rickard's ink signature. Very slight fading. Minor edge and corner wear. No creases or tears. 2 1/2" x 5."

Size: 2 1/2 x 5

Condition: very good