Olympic Decathlon Gold & Silver Medalists Multi-Signed 3x5 Index Card 1924-68 by 5 with Harold Osborn

Offered is a 3x5 index card that was compiled in the late 60’s – mid 70’s by an enterprising autograph collector (we believe this was from the John J. Smith collection).  Signed by 5 Gold and silver medalists in the Decathlon Olympic events spanning from 1924 – 1968.  One of a kind!

Signed by the following:


Rafer Johnson (D. 2020) was an American decathlete and film actor. He was the 1960 Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon, having won silver in 1956. He had previously won a gold in the 1955 Pan American Games. He was the USA team's flag bearer at the 1960 Olympics and lit the Olympic cauldron at the Los Angeles Games in 1984.

In 1968, Johnson, football player Rosey Grier, and journalist George Plimpton tackled Sirhan Sirhan moments after he had fatally shot Robert F. Kennedy.

After he retired from athletics, Johnson turned to acting, sportscasting, and public service and was instrumental in creating the California Special Olympics. His acting career included appearances in The Sins of Rachel Cade (1961), the Elvis Presley film Wild in the Country (1961), Pirates of Tortuga (1961), None but the Brave (1965), two Tarzan films with Mike Henry, The Last Grenade (1970), Soul Soldier (1970), Roots: The Next Generations (1979), the James Bond film Licence to Kill (1989), and Think Big (1990).


Bob Mathias – (D. 2006) was an American decathlete, two-time Olympic gold medalist in the event, a United States Marine Corps officer, actor and United States Congressman representing the state of California for four terms from 1967 to 1975.


Harold Osborn (D. 1975) was an American track athlete. He won a gold medal in Olympic decathlon and high jump in 1924 and was the first athlete to win a gold medal in both the decathlon and an individual event.


Bill Toomey is a former American track and field competitor and the 1968 Olympic decathlon champion. He won a Gold medal in Mexico.


CK Yang (D. 2007) was an Olympic decathlete from Taiwan. Yang attended college at UCLA where he trained and competed with team mate and Olympian Rafer Johnson and was coached by Elvin C. Drake. He won a Silver medal in the Decathlon in 1960 at the Rome Olympics.

Item: 12641

Price: $395.00
Olympic Decathlon Gold & Silver Medalists Multi-Signed 3x5 Index Card 1924-68 by 5 with Harold Osborn