Joe Louis was born on May 13, 1914 in Lafayette, Alabama. On June 22, 1937 he won the World Heavyweight Title from James J. Braddock. He retired after losing to Rocky Marciano on October 26, 1951. His final record was 63-3. Presented here is a thank-you note from Joe Louis from when he was hospitalized in 1978. This thank-you note from Louis measures 4 1/4 inches by 5 1/2 inches.The note is not signed but has Joe louis name imprinted at the bottom.The note is mint.Also included is the original mailing enveloped which is ripped open at the top.The envelope is addressed and postmarked 1978.