FLOYD PATTERSON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 214298
Sale Price $234.00
Black and white photograph of Floyd Patterson in a fight.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To my friend/Joel,/my sincere/best wishes/for a healthy/and happy life./Floyd Patterson". B/w, 8½x11 overall, image 7½x9½ (one surface).Patterson, at the time, was the youngest fighter, at 21, ever to win the world heavyweight title (1956). Champion since 1956, Patterson lost his title to Ingemar Johansson by a TKO in the third round, June 26, 1959. In the June 20, 1960 rematch, Patterson KO'd Johansson in the fifth round to become the first defeated World Heavyweight Champion to regain his title. He was the first in that weight class ever to regain his crown. Patterson lost his title in 1962 when Sonny Liston KO'd him in the first round. Creased at top blank margin. Slightly bent at corners. Defects from original negative have reproduced at background. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso (no show through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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