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Jack Dempsey & Gene Tunney Signed Ltd Ed Lithograph (1974).

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Jack Dempsey & Gene Tunney Signed Ltd Ed Lithograph (1974).

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Dramatic and beautiful full-color image depicts the critical moment of this historic 1927 match, etched in boxing lore as the “Long Count”; ten-plus seconds which came to define a World Heavyweight crown initially won by the great Dempsey and ultimately, lost. After sending Tunney to the mat, Dempsey failed to return to a neutral corner, allowing Tunney several precious seconds to regain his senses and battle back to a winning decision. The beauty and brutality of one of sports’ most controversial events is captured in the sinewy lines of this gorgeous 18 x 22 inch lithograph rendered by the great sports artist Bob Peake. This is a superb and substantial display and one of the best pieces in Sport Illustrated’s celebrated “Living Legends” series of the 1970s. Both former World Champions and Hall of Famers signed the lower border in dark heavy pencil. Each signature is a perfect ten and the best we’ve seen offered in this limited edition.

PSA-DNA Auction House Letter

1927,Boxing,Signed  Bob Peake,Gene Tunney,Jack Dempsey

Auction End: 19-Apr-05  Post Views: 2428

Price; $0.00 – $500.00




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