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Inscribed Photograph Signed

by GILBERT, Johnny (?-1990) and GOELZ, Billy (1918-2002)

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About This Item

Popular Midwest wrestling champions of the '50s and '60s, each holder of many titles, who formed a celebrated tag wrestling team. Most unusual oversize IPS, heavy stock 16" X 20", St. Charles, IL, 1960 October 14. Well-known pose showing the pair from the waist up, seated and bare chested, in front of an enormous reproduction of an old-time wrestling match. Both gaze intently off to the viewer's right. Goelz, at left, inscribes boldly across his bare chest in blue ballpoint: "to my very best fan / Donald M. Burnell / Loads of luck and best Wishes / from -- / Billy Goelz / Fox Lake Wrestler / Oct. 14, 1960 / St. Charles Livestock / Center / St. Charles, Ill." Gilbert, at right, inscribes boldly across his bare chest in red ballpoint: "To Donald M. Burnell / Best regards and great / success in life / Ill always be your friend / Yours in Sports / Johnny Gilbert / Michigan City Heavyweight king / Oct 14 -- 1960 / St. Charles livestock center / St. Charles Illinois." This most unusual item was likely created for some cryptic promotional purpose, but it bears no photographer's credit or other identifications recto or verso. Choice vintage piece -- the pose is well known, though it's likely one of a kind in this large format. Superb for display.

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Bookseller
Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
20990
Title
Inscribed Photograph Signed
Author
GILBERT, Johnny (?-1990) and GOELZ, Billy (1918-2002)
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Bookseller catalogs
Autographs; Athletes;
Product_type
Autographs

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA

Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts most major credit cards and PayPal. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned within seven days. We would appreciate a courtesy call if an item is being returned. Member ABAA, ILAB, MWABA, The Manuscript Society.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA

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Biblio.com member since: 2005
Galena, Illinois
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About Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA

Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been serving book lovers, collectors and institutions since 1991. Our inventory of quality out-of-print books spans 50 subjects, while the extensive autograph holdings have a decidedly historical bent, reflecting personages from every field of human endeavor.

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