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The legendary 6'1", 285-pounder from the Northwest lost part of his left ear to "Killer" Kowalski in the first wrestling match ever televised in Canada in 1952; after his wife left him, selling their house and vanishing with their two children and all their assets, he drove into a church parking lot and committed suicide with a gun at age 41. Very scarce matte-finish IPS, heavy stock 16" X 20", Chicago, IL, 1959 November 13. Near fine. Rugged, near full-length pose showing Yukon wearing jeans tied with a clothesline -- his trademark -- and hands on hips against a white backdrop. Partial left ear clearly visible. At upper right, he inscribes bold and large in blue ballpoint: "To my Good Friend / Donald M. Burnell / Best wishes and / Good luck always / from / Yukon Eric / Nov. 13, 1959 / Chicago Illinois." This very attractive, very unusual item was likely created for some cryptic promotional purpose, but it bears no photographer's credit or other identifications recto or verso. Choice vintage piece from the "Golden Age of Wrestling" -- likely one of a kind in this large format. Quite scarce. Superb for display. Bookseller Inventory # 20354

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Shipping is additional and will be quoted at the time an order is placed. Illinois residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned pursuant to ABEBooks' policy. We would appreciate a courtesy cal...

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