STEELE, FREDDIE SIGNED LETTER

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Freddie Steele (December 18, 1912–August 22, 1984) born Frederick Earle Burgett in Seattle, Washington was recognized as middleweight champion of the world between 1936 and 1938. Steele was nicknamed "The Tacoma Assassin" and was trained by Jack Connor, Johnny Babnick, and Ray Arcel, while in New York. A good boxer and a hard hitter, Steele lost only two fights during his first ten years in the ring. Among those he defeated during his career were Ceferino Garcia, Ralph Chong, Leonard Bennett, Joe Glick, Bucky Lawless, Andy Divodi, "Baby" Joe Gans, Vince Dundee, William "Gorilla" Jones, Swede Berglund, Young Stuhley, Meyer Grace, Henry Firpo, Eddie "Babe" Risko, Jackie Aldare, Gus Lesnevich, Paul Pirrone, Frank Battaglia, Ken Overlin, Carmen Barth, and Solly Krieger. He fought two memorable bouts with Fred Apostoli, winning the first, but suffering a TKO in a non-title match. He lost the middleweight crown to Al Hostak in his next to last fight. His final record included 125 wins (60 KOs), 5 losses, 11 draws and 1 No Contest.Presented here is a signed letter from Steele with the original mailing envelope.
This letter from Steele is on a greeting card that measures 4 1/2 inches by 6 inches.there is a small crease in the upper right corner.The letter and signature are in ink and clean.The envelope is in wriiten in Steele's hand and postmarker 1969.

Size: 4 1/2 x 6

Condition: excellent