1953 Minneapolis Auditorium Wrestling Program - Kinji Shibuya / Paul Baillargeon
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Incredibly dynamic four page program from the Minneapolis Auditorium dated February 10, 1953. Tony Stecher was the promoter and there were four matches on the card: Cowboy Carlson vs. Len Hughes, Al Mills vs. Ronnie Etchison, Farmer Marlin vs. Bob Leipler, and in the main event, Kinji Shibuya vs. Paul Baillargeon. Photos of Paul Baillargeon, The Mighty Atlas, Kinji Shibuya, Hard Boiled Haggerty, Farmer Marlin, Al Mills, Tony Stecher, and Charlie Johnson. Wrestling blurbs on pages two and four. Item is in near mint condition with a center storage crease. It also was briefly folded into eighths on the night of the matches. Shibuya was vowing to humble the mighty Baillargeon with a series of nerve holds and strategic chops. He was then eyeing the legend, Bronko Nagurski, as well as the world heavyweight champion. Don't fall to "sleep" on this item. Place your bid today!