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Awesome, rare, and aesthetically beautiful hand-colored image of this very significant boxer and sports personality."The Little Hebrew" was a World Featherweight Champion who dominated his weight class for a decade. He was also implicated with Arnold Rothstein in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, and various fight-fixing episodes.Attell is depicted in a classic period fight pose with gloves low and championship belt. Tremendous colors radiate forth. Inscribed and signed in steel-tip fountain pen by the notorious champ, "To my pal Johnnie Ferrosse from the Little Champ Abe Attell." Some fading on the surname but all is clearly legible. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication. Framed 22.5x17.5".
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