Bruce Lee Scarce Personal Check

27 Sep

Scarce personal check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Lee, “Bruce Lee,” payable to James Y. Lee for $30, March 1967. Endorsed on the reverse by James Y. Lee. In fine condition, with expected cancellation holes (far from and not affecting the signature) and trivial brushing to the date. The recipient, James Yimm Lee, was an important martial arts pioneer who was a mentor, teacher, and friend of Bruce Lee. The two men lived and trained together in the early 1960s, and their mutual collaboration evolved into the now-famous fighting art known as Jeet Kune Do. James Yimm Lee was responsible for introducing Bruce Lee to Ed Parker, the organizer of the Long Beach International Karate Championships where Lee would be ‘discovered’ by Hollywood in 1964. Lee autographic material is exceedingly scarce, and rarely found with such an important personal association. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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