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Lot # 302: 1926 Harry Wills, "Early Black Boxing Champion" Silver Gelatin Fight Action Photo v. Jack Sharkey

Category: Boxing

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 3 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "July Collectors Auction 2021",
which ran from 7/6/2021 1:00 AM to
7/17/2021 8:00 PM

1926 Horizontal action photo showing early black champion Harry Wills near the end of his career as he battles with up and coming (future Heavyweight Champion) Jack Sharkey. A rare silver gelatin image from slightly higher than ringside, this is a fine condition image that grades a perfect 10/10. A rare photo from one of the most tragic boxers of the era as Wills was quite possibly the best fighter of the Jack Johnson era when black fighters were not given high profile fights.

Size: 6x8
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 10/10

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