One of the gold medals won by Jesse Owens in the Olympics was recently sold for over a million dollars. How much would you be willing to spend on a piece of historic paraphernalia?
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Agreed..... Even if I had Bill Gates type money, I couldn't see myself paying a million for something someone else won/had.
People buy these for one of two reasons or both: 1) Investment 2) Inspiration
Amen to that fpherj48! Hey, my bible tells me that that's exactly what wealth is for, others, not trophies of foolishness...
Does the bible tell u not to invest in the stock market?
@Mklow "Does the bible tell u not to invest in the stock market?"
Not exactly sure what your comment is supposed to mean. My comment was about being wise financially and not wasting money. And using wealth to benefit others.
people that buy this look at it as either an investment or museum piece, so the only way could intentionally waste money would b 2 melt it, give it 2 kids 2 play with, or wear it around himself everyday. didn't understand wht the bible has 2 do w/ it
Mclow...OK, dear, point well taken.....I think. My point was and is, quite simply. Given a choice....I would use the million $ as a means to spread the wealth, during this sick economy. That's all. I am not a me-me-me kind of gal.
take that million, spread it out n give it 2 a million people n c how far it goes. the man who bght it is a billionaire and owns businesses that give jobs to thousands. essentially he invested n himself because he hmslf is a business. u wld blo it
@Mklow1, Um...I don't get your point again. To you take issue with me saying the bible? If so, sorry I can't help you there...it is my source of wisdom. Folks can use whatever floats their boat. I also said in my answer what I meant. read Q. see Ans.
u said:" Hey, my bible tells me that that's exactly what wealth is for, others, not trophies of foolishness"
I just wondered what this man did that was foolish. I am a Christian, but also I invest money, so am I being foolish?
Definitely agree with that
"New owner Ron Burkle, a billionaire investor and co-owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team, plans to use it for a future educational tour of historic pieces."
Thanks Mklow1, that' makes sense, but for personal pleasure it's just foolishness. Like those broke behind stars and ball players, who have, maybe a girlfriend and buy a 16 bedroom mansion. For two people! maybe a baby!
I agree. Or someone buying a $300,000 car when a $30,000 one will get u there just the same! lol
I agree w/ that. For me the act of buying it is not shallow, but maybe what 1 chooses to do w/ the trophy can be. Like I said earlier, if the guy bought it & gave it to his kids 2 play with, that is wasteful, but displaying it 4 all 2 c, not
I agree.... Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks this is absolutely ridiculous.
Guys, I think u all should read up on this before jumping 2 conclusions.
This should shed some light on the subject. The historical significance of this Olympics and what Jesse stood 4 is worth more
Geez. I feel like a jerk after seeing the other answers! lol
Lol....Nah your good, I would spend a couple hundred on a Michael Jordan rookie card, maybe his jersey or the ball he took his last shot with. But a million??? Never! 95% of the people in the world will never see a million dollars in their lifetime.