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    Autograph Notes by Nightclub Owner Jack Ruby Who Shot Lee Harvey Oswald in the Dallas Police Station Two Days After Oswald Killed President John F. Kennedy Six pages of autograph notes in pencil on three white sheets of paper, good, 4" x 6". Jack Ruby (1911-1967) made notes for himself, but included several anecdotes about being a "tough guy," "Once shot a bullet in ceiling at Vegas Club, because some fellowes [sic] were beating up on a friend who was trying to break up a fight... Once fought three fellowes in the Silver Spur, who were causing a lot of trouble with the knife and hit him with my fist just in time, but luckily my jacket was cut to shreds -- went to court and nothing happened -- One fellow was throwing up in the club and he also had taken his shoes off, and I asked him to leave, and after he put his shoes on, he was [an] exceptionally huge man, and he went for me with a heavy wooden chair and he swung the chair at my head to kill me, and I ducked in time to save my life and I started to hit him and cut him up pretty bad. When the officers came, they asked me what happened and I told them if they would rather see me on the floor They left taking the fellow with them. I dont [sic] recall whether or not it was the next day or that same nite [sic], but didn't pay any attention to the chair, and when one of the employees showed me the chair and what had happened... he... then realized how close to death I really came, from that time on I realized how important it was for me to always have my pistol on me, if I wanted to stay alive..." The paper is in fine condition with one sheet having a minor chip affecting nothing. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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