WILLIE PASTRANO - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 152821
Sale Price $198.00
Inscribed 3x5 photo, wearing championship belt in bare fisted boxing stance
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Joseph/Good Luck/Willie Pastrano". B/w, 3½x5½ overall, image 3¼x5 (one surface). Printed caption in lower margin Willie Pastrano (1935-1997) was light heavyweight boxing champion (1963-1965) and a colorful New Orleans native. Once called "the Errol Flynn of boxing", the high living Pastrano was the subject of a recent book by Pete Billac titled with his other nickname, Willie the Wisp. Pastrano, whose career fight record was 63-13-8, with 14 kayos, elicited this praise from Muhammad Ali: "Willie P (I call him Sweet Pea) is a great boxer and a friend. He's almost as pretty as me." Lightly worn at corners. Horizontal crease through face. Otherwise, fine condition.
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