Lot: 209 Mickey Walker signed photo



2015-11-04 12:51:00

Lot 209: Fun vintage 8x10 sepia 1920-30's signed photo of the world champion boxer Mickey Walker with his son or possibly grandson based on the inscription. Reads "Best wishes to our pal Lou David from Mickey and my squawking Grand Pa form Jimmy- Walkers." The photo is inscribed to Lou Davis who was a famous song writer of the 1920-30's. Walker was known as "The Toy Bulldog," he was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on July 13, 1901. He began boxing professionally on February 10, 1919. Walker's career would last twenty years. On November 1, 1922 Walker defeated Jack Britton in 15 rounds in New York to win the World Welterweight Title. He would defend that title five times before losing it to Pete Latzo in 1926. That same year Walker moved up to the middleweight division and defeated Tiger Flowers to win the World Middleweight Title. He would defend that title three times before voluntarily relinquishing it in 1931. One of the most colorful performers in the sport and a beloved figure, Walker finally called it quits in 1939. Oak Auctions' Rare Autograph and Manuscript Auction Thursday, 19th November 2015 Estimate: $200-300
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