Lot #7203
Berlin 1936 Summer Olympics USA Track and Field Trials Program

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Estimate: $600+

Description

Significant program for the "Final Olympic Tryouts" held at Randalls Island Stadium on July 11-12, 1936, 64 pages, 9 x 12, signed inside in pencil by nearly every competitor at the trials, including 19 medallists. Highlights include: Jesse Owens (4 gold medals in Berlin), Ralph Metcalfe (four-time Olympic medalist), Frank Wyckoff (three-time 4x100 metres relay gold medallist), Mack Robinson (silver medal in 1936, brother of Jackie Robinson), Foy Draper (gold medal in 4x100 relay, killed in action during WWII), Cornelius Johnson (gold in high jump, famously snubbed by Hitler), Sam Francis (Olympic shot putter, member of College Football Hall of Fame), Jack Torrance (Olympic shot putter and NFL champion in 1940), William Rowe (hammer thrower who died in 1938), and Pat Patterson (hurdler, drowned in 1939 when USS Squalus flooded). In very good to fine condition, with some surface loss and tears to the Hammer Throw page. Accompanied by a complete list of signers.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Olympic Memorabilia
  • Dates: #601 - Ended January 21, 2021