Lot 344: Jesse Owens Original Signed sketch
Rare Autograph, Manuscripts & Book & Aviation Auction
October 27, 2016
Miami, FL, USA
Description: Original signed 8 1/2" x 11" pencil sketch of Jesse Owens signed and inscribed beneath To Bob Long my Best to you always" Jesse Owens. In fair condition some toning spots in background of image.Owens specialized in the sprints and the long jump and was recognized in his lifetime as "perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history". His achievement of setting three world records and tying another in less than an hour at the 1935 Big Ten track meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been called "the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport"
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