Lot # 154: c.1922 John McGraw (HOF), Cozy Dolan & Heavweight Champion Jack Dempsey Original Glass Plate Negative

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 4/9/2023 12:00 PM to
4/29/2023 9:00 PM

During the early 1920's Giants manager John McGraw and heavyweight boxer, Jack Dempsey were champions of their respective sports. McGraw's Giants teams had captured four consecutive National League pennants between 1921-24, besting the Yankees in the both the 1921 and 1922 World Series while dropping the Fall Classic to the Yankees in '23 and the Washington Senators in '24. Dempsey's reign as heavyweight champion began in 1919 with a defeat of then champion, Jess Willard and ended in 1926 following his defeat by challenger Gene Tunney. Negative presents a fabulous depiction of the two men during their most formative years, posed at the Polo Grounds along with Giants coach Cozy Dolan to the left. A light scratch of the emulsion does appear by Dempsey's hands, otherwise the 4" x 6" glass negative remains fully intact with only gentle chipping to the outer edges.

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