ART "GOLDEN BOY" ARAGON - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 342236
ART "GOLDEN BOY" ARAGON Signature in blue ink from the "Golden Boy" of boxing to a fan, calling her his friend Autograph note signed: "To My Friend/Elizabeth/"Golden Boy"/Art Aragon", in blue ink, 5x3.
Sale Price $102.00
ART "GOLDEN BOY" ARAGON
Signature in blue ink from the "Golden Boy" of boxing to a fan, calling her his friend
Autograph note signed: "To My Friend/Elizabeth/"Golden Boy"/Art Aragon", in blue ink, 5x3. Art Aragon (1927-2008) was boxing's "Golden Boy" prior to Oscar De La Hoya (though Twenties heavyweight Jack Demave was the first to use the nickname.) Aragon was a colorful and extremely popular contender in both the Lightweight and Welterweight divisions, based out of Los Angeles during the 1950's. In his sole title shot, Aragon was completely dominated by Jimmy Carter, whom he previously had defeated. Aragon was accused of fixing fights at numerous times during his career. He was convicted in 1957 of offering another fighter $500 to lose a fight the previous year; this conviction was later overturned on appeal. Aragon's professional record was 87-18-6 (60 kayos). He also had a fairly extensive list of TV and movie credits between 1952 and 1980, most of them single-episode parts in TV series but also including The Ring (1952) and Fat City (1972). He went into the bail bonds business after retiring. Corners slightly worn. Pencil notes (unknown hand) on verso. Fine condition.
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