Lot # 15: 1933 Sport Kings Jack Dempsey #17 PSA 8 NM-MT

Category: Goudeys

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“The Manassa Mauler” may have been the greatest single star of any sport at any time in world history other than Babe Ruth. Only Ruth’s name was bigger than Dempsey’s in the 1920’s. Around the globe, Dempsey was a larger-than-life celebrity, who was recognized and received by royalty and the greatest stars of his time. Boxing’s biggest name captured the heavyweight title in 1919 when he savagely beat Jess Willard in the first round. With his trademark style of continuously bobbing, weaving and attacking from the opening bell, Dempsey knocked Willard to the mat seven times, end the match in the first round, seemingly before it began. Dempsey held the heavyweight title until 1926, when he was upset by Gene Tunney. When the great Dempsey hung up his gloves for the final time, he left behind a remarkable trail of destruction, having fought in 84 bouts, winning 62 times, with 51 coming by knockout

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