"Bearcat" was an African-American pro wrestler who helped desegregate wrestling, popular in the late '50s and '60s; he was the first pro black wrestler to win a major heavyweight singles title, earning the WWA World Heavyweight Championship in 1963; in 2017 was elected posthumously to the WWE Hall of Fame. "Sweet Daddy" was an African-American pro wrestler who drew big crowds in the '60s and '70s; he was the first African-American contender for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Item #45878
IPS, glossy 10" X 8", n.p., n.y. [likely ca. 1960]. Near fine. Against a white backdrop, this unusual pose shows nearly full-length "Sweet Daddy" (left) flexing for the camera and a laughing "Bearcat" (right) pointing to his tag team mate's muscles). To left of his portrait Siki boldly pens "Good / Luck / Don / from / Sweet Daddy / Siki" and to left of his portrait Wright boldly pens "Good Luck / Bearcat," both in blue ballpoint. A scarce pair.