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Lot # 203: 1920 Bill Tate, "Black Heavyweight Champ" Spars with Jack Dempsey (White Champion)

Category: Boxing

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 12 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "September Collectors Auction 2020",
which ran from 9/20/2020 12:00 AM to
10/3/2020 8:00 PM

Incredibly rare 1920 photograph of the Heavyweight Champion of the World, jack Dempsey sparring with a worthy opponent at his training camp, the "colored champion" Bill Tate. Images of Tate are extremely rare with this being one on the only examples we have ever seen. Issued by NEA and stamped on the back with handwritten notes as well, this is a unique new discovery being offered here for the first time ever!

Size: 6.5x9
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 2/5
Quality: 4.5/5
Overall Grade: 6.5/10

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