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Photograph Signed by  Al (?-?)  Johnny (?-1990) and WILLIAMS - Signed - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA (SKU: 22711)

Photograph Signed

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Photograph Signed

by GILBERT, Johnny (?-1990) and WILLIAMS, Al (?-?)

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Gilbert was a popular Midwest wrestling champion of the '50s and '60s, holder of many titles, half of a celebrated tag team with Billy Goelz. Williams was a fixture on early national wrestling telecasts out of Marigold Garden with tag team partner Ruby Kay; narrowly missed being part of the bloodiest wreck in wrestling history: on March 3, 1945, a flight from England to Paris carrying six (out of seven) pro wrestlers on a USO tour to entertain Allied troops crashed, killing all aboard; Williams missed this flight, and later that month wrestled at a Fred Kohler wrestling program in Chicago to raise funds for his colleagues' widows and children. PS, 5" X 3½", n.p. [Chicago, IL], n.y. [July 1960]. Very good. Minor yellowish tape stain at each corner, not terribly disfiguring and well away from signatures. Original black-and-white snapshot, likely one of a kind, showing Williams and Goelz at a table signing autographs -- Williams signs across the tabletop boldly in red fineline marker. Gilbert stands behind them, raising a fist in mock threat -- he too signs boldly in red fineline across his white t-shirt.

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Bookseller
Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
22711
Title
Photograph Signed
Author
GILBERT, Johnny (?-1990) and WILLIAMS, Al (?-?)
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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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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