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Tex Rickard Cartoon Art by Robert Ripley

Tex Rickard Cartoon Art by Robert Ripley

George "Tex" Rickard was one of the great promoters of sport in the late teens and 1920s. Rickard secured rights to promote fights from Madison Square Garden and was behind the new Garden being built. He promoted Jack Dempsey between 1921 and 1927, and was awarded an NHL franchise which became the New York Rangers (the name was a play on words - Tex's Rangers). He also opened the Boston Garden. Rickard died unexpectedly at age 59 in 1929, of complications following an appendectomy. Offered here is original cartoon art by Robert Ripley which memorialized Tex Rickard after his death. Drawn on heavy paper and signed by Ripley at lower left, the bold, clear image is not creased or torn, though there is minor edge wear. It measures 11.25x13" and is from the collection of the founder of Ring Magazine, Nat Fleischer.


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