WILLIE "WILL O' THE WISP" PEP - INSCRIBED PICTURE POSTCARD SIGNED - HFSID 148337
Sale Price $252.00
Willie Pep sings a picture postcard of him wearing his World Featherweight belt.
Picture postcard inscribed and signed: "To Bill Matthews/Best Always/Willie Pep". Sepia, 3½x5½. Addressed (unknown hand to an address in North Wales, Britain, postmarked April 10, 1948 (location of origin unreadable). Nicknamed "Will o' the Wisp," for his elusiveness, Pep is one of boxing's all-time great artists. Legend has it that Willie once won a round without throwing a punch. He turned pro in 1940 and won his first 63 fights. Pep was World Featherweight Champion from 1942-1948 and 1949-1950. His professional record was 230-11-1, with 65 KOs. Lightly creased and soiled. Tear (½-inch) at right edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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