Lot #9038
Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics Participation Diploma

Rare 1932 “American Football” Olympic diploma
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Estimate: $1500+

Description

Rare 1932 “American Football” Olympic diploma

Gorgeous participant’s diploma from the Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics featuring an ornate classical Greek design, 20 x 16, awarded to Gaius Shaver in the demonstration event of American football. Shaver was an All-American quarterback and fullback at USC and led the team to the national championship in 1931. Football was chosen as the ‘demonstration sport’ in Los Angeles—the only time American football has been seen at an Olympic Games—and all-star teams from both American coasts were formed to face off in the event. Shaver was named captain of the ‘West’ and led his team to victory as the game’s leading rusher.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Olympic Memorabilia Auction
  • Dates: #480 - Ended July 21, 2016