The closest thing I have to that in the boxing world, Joe, is that Willie Pep turned around in my parent's driveway when I was there. He lived in the next town and died in my hometown a few years later. I knew it was him from his license plate...WPEP or something like that. And I caught a glimpse of him.
They say pound for pound he may have been the best ever.
Willie Pep. That's a name out of the past. Great Fighter.
Boxing was pretty legit in them days. No "Phantom Blows". When you lost, you left the ringing actually looking like you lost! (and sometimes when you won......See Carmen Bassilio. LOL)
From: truredux 1:16 pm To: xjoeyx unread (38 of 44) 531237.38 in reply to 531237.27 The thing is, you'll never part with it... right?
Well, I'm 68 now and I still have it.......so yep, you are right, I'll never part with it.
I worked for a company that sometimes we came in contact with athletes, I met Johnny Unitas and Tony Stewart but couldn't keep the autographs. I do have Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Joe Frazier and Jim Boeheim. I drove Jabbar around for a couple of days when he spoke at Colgate University. He's an amazing guy.Quite a mix of personalities there.
Game used ball from the 86 series signed by Clemens is probably my favorite. Although it was slightly cooler back in the late 80's when I got it, lol.
Got a cool pic of the kids with the 04,07 and 13 trophies on Saturday and George Mitchell said he'd sign one if I sent it to him. That would be pretty neat, I guess.
Used to go to ALL those cards shows back in the 80's when all that stuff was huge. Met Clemens a buncha times. I remember one time I had just gotten a bad hip pointer playin football and was on crutches for a few days. He probably sat there for 10 minutes chattin with me about how he had the same thing when he was a kid. WICKED nice guy.