TUNNEY, GENE THEATER APPEARANCE SOUVENIR MIRROR (1927)
Regular price $500.00
HISTORY: James Joseph "Gene" Tunney (May 25, 1897 â€“ November 7, 1978) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1915 to 1928. He held the world heavyweight title from 1926 to 1928, and the American light heavyweight title twice between 1922 and 1923. A highly technical boxer, Tunney had a five-fight light heavyweight rivalry with Harry Greb in which he won three, drew once, and lost once. He also knocked out Georges Carpentier and defeated Jack Dempsey twice; first in 1926 and again in 1927. Tunney's successful title defense against Dempsey remains one of the most famous bouts in boxing history and is known as The Long Count Fight. He retired undefeated as a heavyweight after his victory over Tom Heeney in 1928, after which Tunney was named Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine. Offered here is an original souvenir mirror which pictures and names Gene Tunney for his appearance at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, as heavyweight champion, beginning January 15, 1927.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original souvenir mirror which pictures and names Gene Tunney for his appearance at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, as heavyweight champion, beginning January 15, 1927. On front are printed the words, "PANTAGES GENE TUNNEY One Week Only Commencing Saturday Jan. 15th, 1927." Bold, clear image. Bold print. Mirror on reverse has some spotting. Metallic. No dents or scratches. Clean. 1 3/4" in diameter. Rare, the first we have offered.
Size: 1 3/4 inch diameter