ROCKY GRAZIANO - PROGRAM SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: D. J. "PETE" PERONE, LOU DELL, SAL "CARTA" CANATA, GEORGE RUSSO, JOE CASSANO, JIM HIGGINS, ARTHUR B. MCGINLEY, WILLIAM J. LEE, ROLAND "ROLLY" CHAREST, GEORGE A. DOTY, JOHN W. SHAUGHNESSY, JACK WARNICK, GEORGE CLARK - HFSID 268467
Sale Price $414.00
CONNECTICUT BOXING GUILD IN 1966Keynote speaker Rocky Graziano and 16 other boxers and sports writers signed this program from the dinner dance of the Connecticut Boxing Guild Program Signed: "Rocky Graziano" inside program, and on front cover: "Lou Dell", "Joe Cassano", "Jim Higgins", "George Russo", "George A. Doty", "Art McGinley", "Bill Lee", "John W. Shaughnessey", "Jack Warnick", "George Clark", "Rolly Charest", "D. J. 'Pete' Perone", "Sal Carta" and 3 unidentified signers. In all 17 signers. 4p. conjoined,13x10 opened flat, 6½x10 folded. The Connecticut Boxing Guild, was founded in 1948 "to promote the best interest in boxing." In 2005, its functions were assumed by the new Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame. Keynote speaker Rocky Graziano (1919-1990) was World Middleweight Champion (1947-1948) and is a member of the World Boxing Hall of Fame (1983) and the International Boxing Hall of Fame (1991). His autobiography, Somebody Up There Likes Me, was turned into the 1957 Academy Award-winning film starring Paul Newman as Rocky Graziano. Signers include sports writers McGinley, Charest, Lee, and Cassano, all of whom spoke at the event. Three past winners of the Guild's annual award are among the signers: McGinley (1955), Perone (1959) and Cassano (1963). Scattered light folds. Minor handling wear. Otherwise, fine condition.
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