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Lot # 584: 1924 Harry Wills, "Hopes for a Shot Against Jack Dempsey" Contract Signing

Category: Boxing

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 13 (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

Large 1924 photograph of black Heavyweight Champion of the World Harry Wills as he signs a contract to fight Bartley Madeen which he hoped would be a tune up for Jack Dempsey and a shot at the title. He would never get the shot despite being the best fighter in the world. Issued by the International News and in great shape with a full paper caption as well, this is a poignant reminder of the racism in sports nearly 100 years ago!

Size: 7.75x10
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 3.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 8.5/10

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