FLOYD PATTERSON - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED CIRCA 1957 - HFSID 156332
Sale Price $180.00
Black and white picture post card of Floyd Patterson in boxing gloves posing for the camera.
Postcard Photograph signed twice: "Floyd Patterson" and on verso "Best wishes/Floyd Patterson". B/w, 3½x5½.Postmarked Jamaica, New York, 1957 October 1, 1957. Hand-addressed by Patterson to Mr. Tomas Halder, Camberly, England. In 1956, 21-year-old Floyd Patterson (born in 1935) became the youngest fighter to win the World Heavyweight title until Mike Tyson won the WBC crown in 1986 at the age of 20. 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. Patterson lost his title in 1962 when Sonny Liston KO'd him in the first round. Lightly soiled. Lightly creased at margins. Pencil captions (unknown hand) on verso (no show through).
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