SHARKEY, JACK WIRE PHOTO (1930 BEFORE SCHMELING FIGHT)
HISTORY: On June 12, 1930 at Yankee Stadium in New York Max Schmeling and Jack Sharkey fought for the vacant heavyweight title. Schmeling was awarded the win and the title on a foul by Sharkey in the fourth round. Sharkey had won the first three rounds, but lost his title bid on a low blow. Offered here is an original wire photo depicting Sharkey the day before the fight with Schmeling at the Polo Grounds in New York to watch the Giants-Pirates game. Here he converses with Giant catcher Shanty Hogan before the game.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original International News Photos wire photo with their stamp and caption on the back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. 6" x 8."