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Jesse Owens

Greatest Olympic performance of all time

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Greatest Olympic performance of all time

He was the first American to win four track and field medals in one Olympics. The performance in Berlin in 1936 made him both an Olympic hero and a lasting symbol of black pride. His father was a sharecropper and his grandfather a slave. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Owens bolting down the track during the 1936 Olympics, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Bob - My best to you always, Jesse Owens 36 Olympics.” In fine condition, with a few light bends and creases. LOA Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #314 - Ended October 18, 2006