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2007 Allen & Ginter Red Ink Auto Tommie Smith #2/10 Olympic Gold Bas Autograph

2007 Allen & Ginter Red Ink Auto Tommie Smith #2/10 Olympic Gold Bas Autograph
2007 Allen & Ginter Red Ink Auto Tommie Smith #2/10 Olympic Gold Bas Autograph
2007 Allen & Ginter Red Ink Auto Tommie Smith #2/10 Olympic Gold Bas Autograph
2007 Allen & Ginter Red Ink Auto Tommie Smith #2/10 Olympic Gold Bas Autograph
2007 Allen & Ginter Red Ink Auto Tommie Smith #2/10 Olympic Gold Bas Autograph
2007 Allen & Ginter Red Ink Auto Tommie Smith #2/10 Olympic Gold Bas Autograph

2007 Allen & Ginter Red Ink Auto Tommie Smith #2/10 Olympic Gold Bas Autograph
It’s serial numbered #02/10 at the front, in NRMT-MINT condition. This item has been professionally authenticated by Beckett as “Authentic”, with Autograph Grade being 10. The listing photo #2 is the item before submitted for authentication. Tommie Smith (born June 6, 1944) is an African American. Former track & field athlete. And wide receiver in the American Football League. At the 1968 Summer Olympics. Smith won the 200-meter dash. Finals in 19.83 seconds the first time the 20 second barrier was broken. His Black Power salute. Atop the medal podium caused controversy at the time as it was seen as politicizing the Olympic Games. It remains a symbolic moment in the history of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. While attending Lemoore High School. Smith showed great potential, setting most of the school’s track records, many of which remain. He won the 440 yard dash in the 1963 CIF California State Meet. His achievements won him a scholarship to San Jose State. On May 7, 1966, Smith set a world best of 19.5 seconds in the 200 meters. And 220 yards in 1966, running on a straight cinder track. At San Jose State. That “world best” for 200 metres was finally beaten by Tyson Gay. On May 16, 2010, just over 44 years later. Though Smith still holds the best for the slightly longer 220 yard event. Has abandoned ratifying records for the event, Smith will retain the official record for the straightaway 200 metres/220 yards in perpetuity. Smith won the national collegiate 220-yard (201.17 m) title in 1967. Before adding the AAU. Furlong (201.17m) crown as well. He traveled to Japan. For the 1967 Summer Universiade. And won the 200 m gold medal. He repeated as AAU 200 m champion in 1968. And made the Olympic team. In the 1968 Olympic Games at Mexico City. On 16 October, he won the gold medal for the 200 m in a world record. Time 19.83 s. He and a teammate, John Carlos. Who earned the bronze medal, gave a Black Power. Salute while receiving their medals. Silver medalist Peter Norman. A white Australian, donned a human rights badge on the podium in support of their protest. Smith, along with Carlos, was a pallbearer at Norman’s funeral in. During his career, Smith set seven individual world records. And also was a member of several world-record relay teams at San Jose State, where he was coached by Lloyd (Bud) Winter. With personal records of 10.1 for 100 meters, 19.83. For 200 and 44.5. For the 400, Smith still ranks high on the world all-time lists. After graduating, Smith played professional football with the Cincinnati Bengals. After his track career, he became a member of the United States National Track and Field Hall of Fame. Smith was inducted into the California Black Sports Hall of Fame. He received that organization’s Sportsman of the Millennium Award. In 2000 – 2001 the County of Los Angeles and the State of Texas presented Smith with Commendation, Recognition and Proclamation Awards. He later became a track coach at Oberlin College. Where he also taught sociology. And until recently was a faculty member at Santa Monica College. In Santa Monica, California. With author David Steele. Smith wrote his autobiography. Entitled Silent Gesture , published in February 2007 by Temple University Press. In August 2008, Tommie Smith gave 2008 Olympic triple gold winner. Of Jamaica one of his shoes from the 1968 Olympics as a birthday gift. Be sure to add me to your favourites list. Thank you for reading, and good luck. The item “2007 ALLEN & GINTER RED INK AUTO TOMMIE SMITH #2/10 OLYMPIC GOLD BAS AUTOGRAPH” is in sale since Monday, September 11, 2017. This item is in the category “Sporting Goods\Summer, Winter Games”. The seller is “8088edge” and is located in Fairfield/Liverpool. This item can be shipped worldwide.
2007 Allen & Ginter Red Ink Auto Tommie Smith #2/10 Olympic Gold Bas Autograph

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