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Gene Tunney Letter Collection (7)

Gene Tunney Letter Collection (7)

Gene Tunney (born May 25, 1897) won the American Light Heavyweight Title in 1922 in a bout with Battling Levinsky. He won the World Heavyweight Title on September 23, 1926 against Jack Dempsey and successfully defended it against him a year later in the famous "Long Fight" battle. He retired after his final victory over Tom Heeney. Offered here is a collection of letters written by Tunney to his future wife, Josephine "Polly" Lauder while at training camp between 1927 and 1928. These seven love letters include two which were handwritten and five which were typed. Some are signed, some not and none beyond his first name. Beautiful and touching, they lend insight into his mindset while training for Dempsey and Heeney. VG-EX and Incredibly rare.

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