“Heavyweight Champion of the World Titleholders 1882-1939” Vintage Poster.
Lot 277. “Heavyweight Champion of the World Titleholders 1882-1939” Vintage Poster. This 21” x 21 ½” poster features colorized photos of heavyweight champions with the boxer’s name, championship year and brief fight details below. Apparently from 1940, the poster shows some creases, fraying on portions of the edges and some moderate stains in the upper and lower borders. Heavyweight champions on the poster are Max Baer, James J. Braddock, Tommy Burns, Primo Carnera, James J. Corbett, Jack Dempsey, Bob Fitzsimmons, Marvin Hart, Jim Jefferies, Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Max Schmeling, Jack Sharkey, John L. Sullivan, Gene Tunney and Jess Willard. Also pictured are Tex Rickard, a boxing promoter and founder of the NHL New York Rangers, and Joe Humphreys, a boxing official and announcer who officiated many top prize fights spanning almost 50 years. This vintage poster can be a terrific display piece for a boxing enthusiast. Minimum Bid $75.