All Blog Posts Tagged 'Jesse Owens' (3)

Autographed Broken Guitars

There are lots and lots of great autographed guitar stories out there. I thought I’d share some that involve broken guitars.

The one that involves a guitar I own is a bit frustrating. Mostly because it left me with an item that isn’t all that interesting to look…

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Added by Josh Board on February 7, 2016 at 10:08pm — 4 Comments

Sports Shortz -- Muhammad Ali, Babe Ruth, and much, much more

The Oscars have a rule most people don’t know about. If any Oscar winner tries selling their gold statue, or anybody in your family does – the Academy can buy it back for $1. Well, the Olympics have no such rule. That means last year someone got easily one of the coolest pieces of memorabilia ever – Jesse Owens’ gold medals from the 1936 Games. Don’t feel like ya missed out. They went for $1.4 million.…

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Added by Josh Board on August 23, 2014 at 11:02pm — 4 Comments

Give Me a Head With Hair (Just not for collecting purposes!)

It’s strange how people get when it comes to collectables. Just today, I heard that the gold medal Jesse Owens won in the Berlin Olympics in 1936 (talk about a big F-U to Hitler), is on the auction blocks. He apparently gave it to Bill “Mr. Bojangles” Robinson. If I were rich, I’d pay millions for it (it’s currently around $200,000); easily one of the coolest pieces of sports…

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Added by Josh Board on December 3, 2013 at 1:22am — 3 Comments

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