BOB MATHIAS - PROGRAM COVER SIGNED - HFSID 86849
Sale Price $198.00
BOB MATHIAS. Program Cover signed: "Bob/Mathias", 8¼x10. Washington, D.C., no year. Front cover of the official program for the Washington Post, Times Herald and Professional Golfers Association National Celebrities Tournament Sponsors Championship at Congressional Country Club. Unrelated sponsor's map on verso. 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 spokesperson for Wheaties he enhanced the cereal's image as "the breakfast of champions". A Republican, Mathias represented California in the U.S. Congress for four terms (1967-1975). Slightly creased. Irregularly trimmed at lower edge. Lightly soiled and stained on verso (no show through). Overall, fine condition.
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