SULLIVAN, JOHN L. INK SIGNATURE (1888-AS CHAMPION)
Regular price $3,000.00
HISTORY: John L. Sullivan was born on October 15, 1858 in Roxbury, Boston, MA. He is the link between bare knuckles and glove fighting and is considered to be one of the best heavyweights ever. He held the undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing Championship for ten years, winning it in 1882 from Paddy Ryan and losing it in 1892 to James J. Corbett. Other notable fighters he fought and defeated included Jake Kilrain, Charlie Mitchell and Dominic McCaffrey. Presented here is an original ink signature of John L. Sullivan dated August 16, 1888 as champion.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original signature on lined paper in fountain pen, "Compliments John L. Sullivan August 16th, 1888." Slight smudge on first name. Partially glued to a cardboard backing which I believe could be easily removed if desired. One small spot at bottom outside of signature. Not creased. 2" x 4 3/8." One of the earliest signature of John L. Sullivan we have offered for sale.
Size: 2 x 4 3/8
Condition: very good