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Andre the Giant Original Vintage Photo Wrestling Sports Memorabi

$1,250.00

Original Vintage Sports Memorabilia Collectibles Photos Photography For Sale
Andre the Giant
Original Vintage TYPE I Photo (8x10”)


 

Ok, based on our 40 years collecting, this is the most Amazing Original Andre the Giant TYPE I photo in existence !  The detail, contrast and clarity is stunning.  And a most terrific image of the Giant with his enormous hand over the referee’s face.     Not only extremely rare, but we could not even find another copy of this photo, Not even a reproduction which if existed would surely be all over eBay.  Also, has a headline clipping on back relating to an article about Andre’s appearance in Houston.   Truly a museum grade piece of historical photography. 

* Even if you weren’t a wrestling fan, you probably knew of the phenomenon Andre the Giant aka “The Eighth Wonder of the World”.   Collectors and fans of historical photography and classic sports memorabilia can appreciate the significance of this museum grade Rare Find!

Photo most likely taken while Andre had a wrestling match in Houston.  Has several original date and press release stamps on back.   
* See enlargeable images above and below

And here is a great HBO SPecial on Andre the Giant, no wrestling fan past or present, should miss!   See it HERE


1976 Andre The Giant, "Iconic Wrestler Displeased with Referee

1976 Fantastic photograph of Andre the Giant as he clowns around with the refere and places his HUGE hand over his face. Stamped on the back and in great shape, this is one of the earliest and finest images of this iconic wrestler we have ever seen.

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 1


BIO:

André René Roussimoff (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993), best known as André the Giant, was a French professional wrestler and actor.

Roussimoff stood at over seven feet tall, which was a result of gigantism caused by excess growth hormone, and later resulted in acromegaly. It also led to his being called "The Eighth Wonder of the World". He found success as a fan favorite throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, appearing as an attraction for various professional wrestling promotions. During the 1980s wrestling boom, he was paired with the villainous manager Bobby Heenan and feuded with Hulk Hogan in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). The two headlined WrestleMania III in 1987, and in 1988, he defeated Hogan to win the WWF World Heavyweight Championship, his sole world heavyweight championship, on the first episode of The Main Event. He also held the WWF Tag Team Championship before failing health forced him to retire in 1992.

Outside of wrestling, he was best known for appearing as Fezzik, the giant in The Princess Bride. After his death in 1993, he became the inaugural inductee into the newly created WWF Hall of Fame. He was later a charter member of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame and the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame; the latter describes him as being "one of the most recognizable figures in the world both as a professional wrestler and as a pop culture icon..

Note: Cvtreasures stamps NOT on original