JIM McKAY - TYPED QUOTATION SIGNED - HFSID 202865
Sale Price $108.00
Signed card printed with McKay's famous opening to ABC'S Wide World of Sports: "The Thrill of Victory! The Agony of Defeat."
Typed quotation signed: "Jim McKay", 5¾x3¾ card. In full: "The Thrill Of Victory!/The Agony Of Defeat." Typed beneath signature: "Jim McKay/'Wide World of Sports'/Introduction." These eight words, said by McKay in the opening sequence of every telecast, were accompanied by footage ending with the spectacular fall of Yugoslavian ski jumper Vinko Bogataj. McKay (1961-2008, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was the first anchor of ABC'S Wide World of Sports, from its first show on April 29, 1961 to the late 1980s. Lightly toned. Light impressions on card near top edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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