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    UPDATE: Please note that a complete lack of Killen autograph exemplars has precluded expert, Craig Hamilton, from issuing a definitive letter of authenticity for the signature, but the letter will state that the autograph is vintage to the era, and that the cabinet came from the same single owner collection of boxing cabinets offered in this sale with authentic signatures. This is quite possibly the only known Killen autograph in the hobby.

    Circa 1890 Pat Killen Signed Cabinet Photograph. Pat Killen was a talented heavyweight contender who compiled a record of 34 (31 ko's) wins - 2 losses - 2 draws during his eight-year ring career. Killen fought other promising heavyweights contenders including Patsy Cardiff and Joe McAuliffe. His last fight took place on October 11, 1891, against Bob Ferguson, who he knocked out for the Northwest Heavyweight Title. Ten days later Killen died at the age of twenty-nine of mysterious circumstances. Offered in this lot is a cabinet photo of Killen in vintage boxing attire that measures 7.5x13". There is edge wear, corner tack holes and light soiling. Killen has boldly signed his name across the bottom border. LOA from Craig Hamilton / JO Sports.


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    May, 2005
    14th Saturday
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