Broadside: "Sensational Sammy Harris: Akron's Lightweight Contender [...] This Brownskin Boy Always Repeats As He Is Clean Classy Colorfull" Harry "Ping" AUBER, promoter.

Broadside: "Sensational Sammy Harris: Akron's Lightweight Contender [...] This Brownskin Boy Always Repeats As He Is Clean Classy Colorfull"

Akron: Harry "Ping" Auber, N.d. [ca 1930]. First Edition. Excellent promotional broadside for a talented lightweight of the Twenties and Thirties. Based on the list of opponents in the left-hand column of text (as compared with the fighter's statistics at BoxRec.com) the broadside dates from late 1930 or early 1931. Harris went into 1931 with an impressive 62-3 won-loss record, including 20 KO's -- but that year his luck ran out: in a March, 1931 rematch against light welterweight Mickey Duris, Harris failed to answer the bell for the 10th round; he slipped into a coma and later died from injuries sustained in the fight. Broadside, 12-1/2" x 9-1/4" (ca 32cm x 24cm), printed in blue and red on white background. Text in two columns surrounding photographic portrait. Minor creasing, small stain lower right; Near Fine.

Price: $125.00

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