EVEL KNIEVEL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER FRAGMENT DOUBLE SIGNED - HFSID 227237
EVEL KNIEVEL The legendary daredevil sends thanks for a gift that "fit swell." Autograph Letter Fragment signed twice: "Bobby" in pencil, 1p, 3¼x6½, affixed to an 8x12 mat. Final page of a letter, reading: "I will close my letter now with love Bobby XXXXX.
Sale Price $288.00
The legendary daredevil sends thanks for a gift that "fit swell."
Autograph Letter Fragment signed twice: "Bobby" in pencil, 1p, 3¼x6½, affixed to an 8x12 mat. Final page of a letter, reading: "I will close my letter now with love Bobby XXXXX. PS thank you for the [1 word illegible] Bobby XXXXXX". Robert Craig Knievel (1938-2007) was nicknamed "Evil" by a jail guard, a name he later changed to "Evel" to avoid offending religious persons. Reputedly a bank robber and safe-cracker in his youth, Knievel began daredevil stunts in 1965 to call attention to his motorcycle dealership. In 1973 he leaped 50 cars, stacked four deep, at the L.A. Coliseum. However, many of his stunts were unsuccessful, attracting fans anticipating a big smashup. Spectacular failures included an attempted leap of 150' over a fountain at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas (1968), and a rocket and parachute-assisted leap at the Snake River, Idaho (1974). "Anyone can jump a motorcycle," he said once. "The trouble begins when you land it." Even after retirement, he retained his penchant for bone breaking spills, falling from a golf cart and then a Jacuzzi. Ironically, Knievel's daredevil jumps almost killed him indirectly. He required a liver transplant (1999) to replace an organ ravaged by Hepatitis C, acquired from tainted blood received in one of his many surgeries. The daredevil who had cheated death so many times died quietly of his accumulated ailments. Slightly soiled. Light horizontal fold crosses lower signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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