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    1907 Stanley Ketchel Vintage Telegram and Fifty- Seven (57) Photographs of Stanley Ketchel. A telegram from "Young Ketchel" to his brother John dated 24 March 1907 from Redding, California. Ketchel states he knocked out McClure in seven...feeling fine hard fight. Mike McClure was often billed as the Pacific Coast Lightweight Champion. This was Ketchel's first fight upon his return to California from Montana. For Mike McClure it was his last professional fight. By the fall of 1907 Ketchel would defeat Joe Thomas regarded by some as the middleweight champion. Ketchel was quoted afterwards as saying, "Well, I am champion. I have fought my way up from the bottom of the ladder, and I guess I showed those who were at the ringside that I had some class. I am in the business, now, for a few years at least." -Young Ketchel. San Francisco Chronicle. Plus thirty-one (31) small format photographs in an eight page printer's proof layout. A pictorial album of Ketchel's career. This lot includes a total of 57 second Generation photos featuring Stanley Ketchel.

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    October, 2007
    27th Saturday
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