BOB MATHIAS - HAND/FOOT PRINT OR SKETCH SIGNED - HFSID 285448
Sale Price $467.50
Traced print of his right hand, with his signature and the Olympic rings in the palm
Handprint signed: "Bob Marthis/[Here he has drawn the five Olympic rings.], 8x11. Robert Bruce "Bob" Mathias (1930-2006) won Olympic gold medals in the decathlon in 1948 (at age 17) and 1952. As a fullback for Stanford University's football team, he became the only man ever to compete in a Rose Bowl and the Olympic Games in the same year (1952). As a spokesperson for Wheaties cereal, he helped promote it as "the breakfast of champions". A Republican, Mathias represented California in the U.S. Congress for four terms (1967-1975). Ink note (unknown hand) on verso. Authentication sticker on face. Fine condition.
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