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Lot # 566: 1915 Jess Willard, "The Great White Hope" Important Fight Pose by George Grantham Bain

Category: Boxing

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 12 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Summer Premier Auction 2019",
which ran from 7/14/2019 11:30 PM to
8/3/2019 8:00 PM



For five years after Jack Johnson took over as Heavyweight Champion of the World in 1910 there was a cry for a "Great White Hope" to dethrone him. Man after man tried and failed, but there was something different about Jess Willard. A huge athlete that was a real life cowboy from a working ranch, his size and power were finally a match for Johnson and he defeated him on April 5, 1915. The offered photograph is a crystal clear image from George Grantham Bain and stamped on the back and is one of the greatest images of Willard we have ever seen and this one grades a perfect 10/10!

Size: 4x5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 10/10

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