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Whitey Bulger Hand Written Signed Letter "Kawakita" Mafia JSA COA from Prison Cell Mate

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Inscriptagraphs Memorabilia, Sports Memorabilia, Las Vegas, NV

Mafia Collectors, this item is your calling! Check out this handwritten and signed letter by mafia boss James "Whitey" Bulger! This letter was penned by Bulger while in federal prison at USP Tucson, AZ. We acquired a collection of handwritten letters on photos by Bulger's cellmate while in Tucson. Please see the attached photo in this listing of a letter directly from his cellmate explaining his time with Whitey "locked up" together and see the photo of the two of them together while in prison (the photo of the men wearing the gold and gray clothing). We have redacted his information but if you purchase this item, you will receive a full copy of his letter, unredacted & a copy of the picture of them together.  

These letters were written back in 2014 and in each letter it displays a photo of something or someone that either Whitey knew or something related to moments of his time in Alcatraz or Alcatraz history or topics related to crime and the mafia. On the other side of each photo is where he penned in his own hand about the subject on the other side of the photo and his take on that subject. Many of the photos he signed with his full name and his Alcatraz inmate number (1428 AZ) or different inmate ID numbers he had over the years in different prison systems during his lifetime. Many of the letters we received are subjects that include: Al Capone, Richard Tuffle who wrote the screenplay for Escape from Alcatraz, Robert Stroud aka "The Birdman", Clarence Carnes & "Battle of Alcatraz", Kawakita Tomoya from Kawakita v. United States Supreme Court case and Whitey's very first prison mug shot. 

This specific listing is for the Tomoya Kawakita letter. You can find out more about what exactly Whitey is talking about below by researching the Kawakita vs. United States - Supreme Court case. Whitey discusses in the letter while incarcerated at Alcatraz while Kawakita was there at the same time. Letter measures approximately 4' x 6" in size.

Please note that his handwriting at times is very hard to read, so we have done our best to translate the wording for you but please know we could be off a word or few in the translated plain text. We do not guarantee the wording is correct and if you purchase this item, you have been made aware of this in advance.


"From James Bulger 1428 to “Badger” photo of a low life Kawakita AKA “Meat Ball”
Most Hated Man on Alcatraz by the convicts.
Had best job in prison and treated too good by the guards.
He was born in America, was a student in Japan when Japs bombed Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. Joined the Japanese army was stationed at a P.O.W. (Prisoner of War) camp in China with American prisoners of war all sick and forced to work in lead & tine mine – all starving and beating by Kawakita, told you will all die & never see America again, once in a while he would take a prisoner US Marine into the forest and comeback alone. He wore a samurai sword and excited to have beheaded these men no witnesses -he kicked them into cesspools forced them to beat each other – hold logs over their heads till they dropped them on their heads etc. When war ended, he disappeared and was declared a traitor & war criminal – captured in L.A. supermarket by ex marine POW who recognized him – sentenced to life on Alcatraz – President Kennedy is last official act – in 63 he pardoned Meat ball! Who went back to Japan and married a female doctor”

This autographed Whitey Bulger letter has been certified authentic by one of the most reputable and recognized authenticators in the business today, James Spence Authentication (JSA). It comes with a JSA Letter of Authenticity and also comes with a JSA numbered tamperproof authentication sticker (on the letter) that can be reviewed & verified on their website 24/7/365.

If  you have any questions feel free to reach out! If you are looking for an extremely rare one of a kind mafia memorabilia item with a great story and an even better provenance to the piece item, then this is the item for you!

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