SULLIVAN, JOHN L. INK SIGNATURE WITH EXPRESSION (JSA AUTHENTICATED)
Regular price $2,750.00
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 a rare, original ink signature with expression by John L. Sullivan. Authenticated by James Spence (JSA).
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original ink signature on paper. Signed in fountain pen, "Compliments of John L. Sullivan While ascending the Hill of Prosperity may you never meet an old Friend coming down." Not creased or torn. Clean with no staining. 3" x 5." Authenticated by JSA with their full letter. A rarely seen Sullivan signature with full expression included.
Size: 3 x 5