John L Sullivan
Boxing Cabinet Card Photograph, 1889
Extremely RARE, Spectacular vintage 19th century John L. Sullivan cabinet card photo, We have been collecting vintage boxing memorabilia for 25 years and this is unquestionably the Best photo of John Sullivan on ANY medium! Unusually crisp, detailed image of Boxing's First World Champion. Very good - Excellent condition for 123 year Old Photo. Simply an Amazing piece if Sports History!
1889 John L Sullivan Boxing Cabinet Card Photograph. 4.25 x 6.5'' cabinet card photograph with stamped John L Sullivan facsimile autograph. The back features his printed fight record up to 1889. Excellent. History:
John L. Sullivan was born on October 15, 1858 in Roxbury, Boston, MA. He is the link between bare knuckles and glove fighting and is considered to be one of the best heavyweights ever. He held the undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing Championship for ten years, winning it in 1882 from Paddy Ryan and losing it in 1892 to James J. Corbett. Other notable fighters he fought and defeated included Jake Kilrain, Charlie Mitchell and Dominic McCaffrey.