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Lot # 575: 1920 Billy Miske, "Tragic Fighter, Superstar Heavyweight" Large Fight Pose Photo

Category: Boxing

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 7 (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

1920 Large silver gelatin photograph of tragic boxer Billy Miske. He fought some of the all time greats including Harry Greb, Jack Dempsey, Tommy Gibbons etc. Miske was diagnosed with brights disease and knew he was dying by 1923 and his response was to keep fighting to earn money for his family. He miraculously won them! He did indeed die in 1924 making images of him rare and desirable. The offered photograph is in great shape and dated on the back by NEA from the year he fought Jack Dempsey!

Size: 6.25x10.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 5/5
Quality: 4.5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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