Original postcard signed and inscribed 'Jack Dempsey'
WILLIAM HARRISON JACK DEMPSEY, (American professional boxer), (1895-1983).
Colour Picture Publication (Postcard)., New York, [ca. 1940s].
Original hand-colored postcard showing Dempsey's fight against James Montgomery Flace. Print script on verso from Dempsey: "Maay I play host and say 'hello' to you in my restaurant where food and friendliness are knockouts, On Broadway bet. 49th & 50th Sts., New York". Signed and inscribed by Dempsey as 'To Fanlik (?), Good luck pal'. Slightly chipped on margins, foxing on verso. Otherwise a good paper. William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey, nicknamed "Kid Blackie", "The Manassa Mauler", and "the toughest man ever to come out of the West", , was an American professional boxer who competed from 1914 to 1927, and reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926. A cultural icon of the 1920s, Dempsey's aggressive fighting style, and exceptional punching power made him one of the most popular boxers in history. Many of his fights set financial and attendance records, including the first million-dollar gate, and pioneered the live broadcast of sporting events in general, and boxing matches in particular. Dempsey is ranked tenth on The Ring magazine's list of all-time heavyweights and seventh among its Top 100 Greatest Punchers, while in 1950 the Associated Press voted him as the greatest fighter of the past 50 years. He is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame and was in the previous Boxing Hall of Fame.
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