Harry Wills was signed to fight Dempsey for the heavyweight title in 1924. The racist outcry over letting a black man have a shot at the crown led Jack Kearns (Dempsey's manager) to call off the fight. Dempsey lost his New York boxing license as a result. Wills' cards in the heavyweight series are the hardest to find. I suspect he was removed from the issue relatively quickly. The typeface used on the card is similar to that of the 1926 baseball issue.
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