LOU ALBANO - DOCUMENT SIGNED WITH CARBON SIGNATURE 09/19/1959 - HFSID 258810
Sale Price $270.00
Lou Albano signs an application to renew his wrestler license.
Document signed: "Louis V. Albano" with carbon signature, 5x3 printed card. New York State, 1959 September 19. Application for Renewal of Wrestler License. Photo (B/w, 1x1¼) stapled on verso. Albano has filled out the form with last license no. ("1") his address ("183 Park Ave, Mt Vernon, N.Y."), weight ("215") date of birth ("7-29-33"), ring name ("Lou Albano"), color ("W") and manager ("Manhattan Wrestling Ent."). He checks the box that he has been convicted of no crime since last license. Notarized in lower left. Lou Albano (1933-2009) paired with Tony Altimore to form the wrestling tag team, The Scicilians, which won the Midwest Tag Team title (1961) and US Tag Team championship (1967). Showmen like most successful wrestlers, they were purportedly warned by real crime bosses to tone down their stereotypical Italian mobster hi-jinks. Albano had even greater success later as a manager, leading Ivan "the Russian Bear" Koloff to the WWWF Heavyweight Championship. Managing colorful tag teams like the Wild Somoans and the British Bulldogs, Albano was at first hated and eventually beloved by fans. On programs like Wrestlemania, he helped spark the current enthusiasm for TV wrestling. He also played Mario in the TV series The Supermario Brothers (1989-1991). Ink notes (unknown hand) on both sides. File holes at top center. Vertical fold bisects card, touching "n" in top (hand printed) signature. Two staples on left center, touching no writing. Otherwise, fine condition.
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