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Braddock, James J.; Max Baer; James "Red" Burman; Sixto Escobar; Bob Pastor
American Boxing Champions Signed Photograph Collection.
c. 1937. Collection of six original photographs signed and inscribed by five 1930s American boxing champions, including: "Cinderella Man" James J.Braddock, World Heavyweight Champion Max Baer, James 'Red' Burman, Sixto Escobar, and top-ranked heavyweight Bob Pastor. In near fine condition. An exceptional collection. Because of the suffering American economy in the midst of the Great Depression, many boxers in the 1930s were offered extremely low wages, resulting in a group of boxers working solely to pursue their passion for their sport. At the same time, boxing was expanding in Latin America where Sixto Escobar became the first world champion from Puerto Rico by defeating Baby Casanova, who had also been crowned at the start of the decade. One of the era's most recognized boxers, James J. Braddock, gained a reputation for his spoiling, counterpunching style, powerful right hand and his iron chin. In 1935, Braddock fought Max Baer for the heavyweight title and won. For this unlikely feat he was given the nickname "Cinderella Man" by his biographer Damon Runyon. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
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