BOB MATHIAS - ILLUSTRATION SIGNED - HFSID 264215
Sale Price $162.00
BOB MATHIAS. Illustration signed: "Bob Mathias", 7¾x11. Captioned at lower margin: "This reproduction featuring a Robert Riger drawing of Bob Mathias is from an ad of The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States." 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 boosted its image as "the breakfast of champions". A Republican, Mathias represented California in the U.S. Congress for four terms (1967-1975). Slightly worn at edges. Fine condition.
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