WILLIE PASTRANO - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED CIRCA 1958 - HFSID 152712
Sale Price $252.00
Postcard photo in boxing pose, inscribed and signed on verso
Postcard Photograph inscribed and signed on verso: "Best to you & your/boys/Willie Pastrano". 3½x5½ overall, image 3x5. Signed in ink on verso. (There is a printed signature on the photo.) Dated in ink (unknown hand): "Feb '58." 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. Ink date (unknown hand) below signature. Fine condition.
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