PAPKE, BILLY PHOTO POSTCARD (AS WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION)
Billy Papke was born on September 17, 1886 in Spring Valley, Illinois. During his career he fought Stanley Ketchel, Frank Klaus and Georges Carpentier. On September 7, 1908 in Vernon, California Papke stopped Ketchel in the 12th round to win the middleweight title. He retired with a record of 37-9-5. Papke died in 1936. Offered here is an original, photo postcard of Billy Papke as world middleweight champion. This is an unused, photo postcard of Billy Papke in full fight pose. Bold, clear image. Corner wear.Not creased. Mild soiling. 3 3/8" x 5 1/2."