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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/24/2014
ADDENDUM: James Jeffries was a longtime friend to Bill Schroeder and Paul Helms and a frequent visitor to the HAF museum. He was a recipient of many Helms awards and was a member of the Helms Hall of Fame. An original photo of Jeffries (late in life) celebrating his birthday with Schroeder and Helms is included with this lot. All of the Jeffries items featured in this auction were donated to the HAF directly by Jeffries himself.

Circa 1900 boxing shoes fight worn by World Heavyweight Boxing Champion James J. Jeffries, who, after winning the title from Bob Fitzsimmons in 1899 held it until August of 1904, when he retired undefeated. Brown leather ankle length shoes have leather sole with flat bottoms and the original cotton laces. Shoes exhibit a tremendous amount of wear but still retain good eye appeal. Included is a 11" by 14" original black and white photo of an elderly Jeffries cutting what appears to be a birthday cake while Paul Helms and Bill Schroeder stand by. Photo has small tear at left side but still retains excellent eye appeal.

Includes a Letter of Provenance from the Helms Athletic Foundation/LA84 Collection.

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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,578
Number Bids:8
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