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    John L. Sullivan Autograph Letter Signed "John L. Sullivan." Four pages, 6" x 9", Rochester, New York, January 24, 1908. This letter, by the famous boxer Sullivan, was written to John Wilson. Sullivan was undefeated until he faced "Gentleman" Jim Corbett, where he fell in 21 rounds. Sullivan is considered by many to be the first modern World Heavyweight Champion, although no formal titles existed during the time he was boxing. The letter reads in part, "…My Dear John your letter received and glad to hear from my pal and sorry to learn you are not working but hope it will not be for long. I think you would be out of the world if you were not doing manual labor of some kind...You are no quitter. I know enough of you to think you will meet with any and all requirements..."

    The letter is in fine condition; usual folds are present; stain on the upper right portion of page 1; some separations on the folds lines are present; small stain on the upper right portion of page 3. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.


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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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