The offered assortment of (17) 1930s-1970s boxing flats with a myriad of esteemed pugilists packs a powerful punch. This unsigned grouping was neatly removed from a period photo album and displays moderate wear, creasing and/or notations which does not affect the overall presentation. Highlights include Book: 1947 Ring Career Joe Louis-Jack Dempsey by Carroll (EX); Photographs: (14 items) with Clay (3 x 7-1/4”), Liston (8x10), Louis (8-1/4 x 11”), Schmeling (8x10) and Other: (2 items) with Clay (dated 1964 form letter). More on our website.
This lot hails from the archives of Stanley Warzala, one of the pioneering sports autograph seekers. Warzala hailed from Utica, New York and was a noteworthy boxer in that area. Having idolized Stanley The Michigan Assassin Ketchel who met an untimely demise in 1910, Warzala fought under the name “Stanley Ketchell” to honor his hero.
Book: 1947 Ring Career Joe Louis-Jack Dempsey by Carroll (EX);
Photographs: (14 items) with Abers (8x10), Asmer (8x10), Basilio (8x10), Chuvalo (4-1/2 x 6”), Clay (3 x 7-1/4”), Galento (5x8), Ketchell (7x10, reproduction), Liston (8x10), Louis (8-1/4 x 11”), Risko (8x10 wire photo), Savold (8x10, heavy creasing), multiple boxer promotional photo (8x10), Schmeling (8x10), Servo/Ambers (7-3/4 x 9-1/2”), unidentified (8x10);
Other: (2 items) with Clay (dated 1964 form letter), Overlin (trimmed postcard)