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    Sammy Harris Broadsides (11).
    9" x 12.5"
    Akron; circa 1930

    A group of promotional posters advertising fights for "Sensational Sammy Harris Akron's Lightweight Contender". The posters were created by boxing manager Harry "Ping" Auber, and they state, "You Pick The Boy. Harris Will Fight Him...Harris is only 19 years of age and has a record to be proud of. 65 FIGHTS. WON 62. WON 20 BY K.O. LOST ONLY 3. This Brownskin Boy Always Repeats As He Is CLEAN CLASSY COLORFUL."

    Tragically, in a March 1931 rematch against Mickey Buris, Harris failed to answer the Round 10 bell and lost consciousness. He subsequently fell into a coma and died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the fight.

    Condition: Light toning, foxing, and creasing. Else very good.

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    January, 2019
    15th Tuesday
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