History: Stanley Ketchel, "The Michigan Assassin," began his professional career on May 2, 1904 with a one round knockout of Kid Tracy in Butte, Montana. Ketchel would win the vacant World Middleweight Title on May 9, 1908 stopping Jack "Twin" Sullivan in 20 rounds in Colma, California. Ketchel was stopped in 12 rounds by Jack Johnson on October 16, 1909 in an attempt to win the World Heavyweight Title. Posted career wins over Billy Papke, Hugo Kelly, Philadelphia Jack O'Brien and Joe Thomas. Shot and killed on October 15, 1910 in a dispute over a woman. Presented here is an antique mounted photo of Stanley Ketchel. The signature and inscription was likely done by his manager.

Full description: This antique Dana photo with mounting measures * 1/2 inches by 10 inches.The photo measures itself 3 7/8 inches by 5 1/2 inches.The photo has a small scuff on the lower right edge and is otherwise clean.The mounting has rough corners and edges with a piece missing from the right corner.The Dana mark is present on the mounting.There is some writing in ink on the mounting.The image is vivid.

Size: 8 1/2 x 10

Categories: Ketchel, Stanley - Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) -

Condition: excellent

Quantity: 1

Price: $800.00

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