April 2007 Catalog > Sports > Jim Jacobs Collection
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Lot 9: 1905 Marvin Hart vs. Jack Root Full Ticket
On July 3, 1905, at the Reno Athletic Association, heavyweights Marvin Hart and Jack Root fought to determine who would be the World Heavyweight Champion. The prior champion, James Jeffries, had retired and virtually named these two men as the fighters to decide who would be champion. Jeffries refereed the fight. Hart stopped Root in the 12th round to win the controversial title. Presented here is a full, unused ticket to the event. In Excellent condition with no creases, clean front and back, stub firmly attached and only minimal fading. Extremely rare.
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