Lot 417

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Description: Kid Gavilan Signature, PSA/DNA Slabbed & Graded Mint 9

A membership card signed, dated, and inscribed in pencil by Cuban welterweight boxing champion Gerardo Gonzalez (1926-2003), known to fans as Kid Gavilan, as "Best wishes / Kid Gavilan / 4-4-54" verso. Encapsulated and PSA/DNA graded Mint 9. Gavilan autographed the back of a birthday membership card from Chateau Madrid, a swanky Manhattan nightclub and restaurant. Expected wear including gentle wrinkles, else near fine and in vivid colors, the card measuring 5" x 4." The slab measures 10" x 6.625."

Kid Gavilan held the welterweight boxing record between 1951-1954; the "Cuban Hawk" was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. Kid's agent was Angel Lopez (1902-1968), a former Spanish fighter who also managed Puerto Rican featherweight Willie Hernandez and Cuban heavyweight Omelia Agramonte in the 1950s. Lopez was the owner of Chateau Madrid, a midtown Manhattan plush Spanish nightclub that attracted Spanish-speaking artists, dancers, and athletes.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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