Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 220

Price Realized: $ 344
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Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(SPORTS--BOXING.) Scrapbook kept by the early lightweight boxer Kid Texas. [54] scrapbook pages, some detached. Folio, 15 1/4 x 10 inches, original cloth, minor wear and moderate staining; minor wear to contents, a few leaves detached and one partly excised. Vp, circa 1904-12

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James Preston Lovette (1885-1970) was a Texas native who began boxing in 1904 after his move to Pueblo, CO. He used the ring name "Kid Texas," as it likely sounded more intimidating than Preston Lovette. He encountered only modest success, with 8 wins, 9 losses, and 6 draws in a career that continued through 1911 (according to boxrec.com). In addition to numerous newspaper clippings covering the Kid's career, the scrapbook contains 14 printed handbills and tickets for Kid Texas fights, and 18 photographs. A clipping on the final page describes him as "once the champion lightweight of the Rocky Mountain region and the gamest little fighter Colorado ever turned out."