SMGL-2656 1936 Jesse Owens Olympic 14 Ticket set In High Grade *SOLD
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SMG War Relics is pleased to offer this set just back from grading august 2020. The significance of this Olympic event cannot be understated. This was a time when Jesse Owens smashed Hitlers concept of Aryan superiority by racking up 4 gold medals, setting or equaling 9 Olympic records and breaking 3 world records!
Jesse Owens showed the world that there was no such thing as Aryan Superiority. His contributions to African American history, culture and sports is simply unparalleled in this time period. He also represented the USA and helped secure the USA as the number two nation in medal count at 56. USA was only bested by Germany with 89 and 1/3 of those were bronze. It is significant to know that the USA almost boycotted the event because of the national socialist movement in Germany. Jesse Owens may have never had the chance to win gold at all!……………………………………………………………………………….
This set was obtained from a mint conditioned and nearly complete ticket stub book that was owned and brought back home by a Phyllis Kiesel. Kiesel was either working for or comped tickets from the American Express Company based on the inside ticket book cover. This collection also comes with two post cards that Kiesel sent to relatives in California. Based on current population reports in the PSA data base, it is clear to see that this set is the best set in existence. It contains tickets that are in such high grade that it will likely never be bested as a complete sequential book torn set! You will not only own a insanely important piece of world history, you will own they BEST set currently available and this will likely stand for a long time. This set is mostly stubs. Grades with (MK) are depicting writing on the ticket………………………………………………………………………………………………
So how rare is rare and what is the rarity of each ticket?
1. Decathlon USA medal sweep. Graded 6. Only 7 graded in total. Only one graded higher then a 6. This is the ONLY 6 graded!
2. Jesse Owens 2nd Gold Medal Long Jump. Graded 8. Only 24 graded in total. Only one graded higher. This is the ONLY 8 graded!
3. Jesse Owens 3rd Gold Medal 200 Meter Dash. Graded 8. Only 18 graded in total. NONE GRADED HIGHER. This is the ONLY 8 graded.
4. Jesse Owens advances , 100 quarter finals. Graded 8 (MK). Only 12 graded in total. ONE GRADED HIGHER. This is the ONLY 8 graded. Next highest grade known is a 6!
5. Jesse Owens 4th Gold medal 4×100 meter relay. Graded 8 (MK). Only 26 graded in total. Only ONE graded higher. This is the second best grade on record. The next highest grade is a 6! No other 8’s are known.
6. Jesse Owens 1st gold medal 100 meters. Only 25 graded in total. Graded 8. This is one of only TWO 8’s known. No Higher grades known.
7. 110m hurdles USA gold. Graded 8. ONLY 4 GRADED! This is the HIGHEST ever graded. This is the ONLY 8!
8. 400m USA gold. Graded 8. ONLY 4 GRADED! This is the HIGHEST ever graded. This is the ONLY 8!
9. Baseball exhibition game. Graded 6. Only 10 graded. Only two graded higher!
10. Zusatz= Karte olympia stadion. Graded 6. ONLY TWO GRADED. NONE graded higher!
11. Grobes Festspiel. Graded 8 (MK). THIS IS THE ONLY TICKET GRADED AT ALL!!!
12. Football (Soccer) Italy beats Norway. Graded 6. THIS IS THE ONLY TICKET GRADED AT ALL!!!
13. Opening Ceremony. Graded 8(MK) Only 8 graded in total. This is the only 8 graded. There are no grades higher! Next highest grade is 6!
14. Horse riding. Graded 2. Only 3 ever graded!
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