How much would you pay for a famous athletes/celebrities personal paraphernalia?

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  1. Alphadogg16 profile image91
    Alphadogg16posted 4 years ago

    How much would you pay for a famous athletes/celebrities personal paraphernalia?

    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?

  2. Mike Bennett profile image61
    Mike Bennettposted 4 years ago

    I'd rather give my money for something enduring, such as cancer research, clean water in Africa, Habitat for Humanity. And anonymously.

    1. Alphadogg16 profile image91
      Alphadogg16posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Definitely agree with that

  3. fpherj48 profile image77
    fpherj48posted 4 years ago

    Alpha.......Not one red cent.  Tell me, what would be the purpose?  How does it matter or make any sense whatsoever, that you or I have a gold medal, won by Jesse Owens, in the Olympics, hanging above our mantel?   You or I didn't earn that medal......Jesse is not a family member....there's only so much to say about a "conversation piece."  There sure as hell can't be enough interest in a "thing", "article," "award," that was won by some famous athlete, to warrant spending a million dollars.....unless of course, wealthy individuals cannot think of another single thing, on which to use up one million dollars. 

    The main thought that keeps coming to me, in response to your question, is:  If I were a person of privilege and had a million dollars as "play money".....and the choices were 1.) An Olympian's Gold Medal.....or 2.) Creating a business to provide hundreds of jobs for desperately striving Americans........it's a NO-BRAINER.

    1. Alphadogg16 profile image91
      Alphadogg16posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed..... Even if I had Bill Gates type money, I couldn't see myself paying a million for something someone else won/had.

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      Mklow1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      People buy these for one of two reasons or both: 1) Investment 2) Inspiration

    3. Tbland profile image60
      Tblandposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Amen to that fpherj48! Hey, my bible tells me that that's exactly what wealth is for, others, not trophies of foolishness...

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      Mklow1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Does the bible tell u not to invest in the stock market?

    5. Tbland profile image60
      Tblandposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      @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.

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      Mklow1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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

    7. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

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      Mklow1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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

    9. Tbland profile image60
      Tblandposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      @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.

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      Mklow1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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?

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    Larry Wallposted 4 years ago

    Absolutely nothing. As already noted, there are much better ways to use money than buying a sweaty pair socks some overpaid football player wore.

    Jesse Owens was a great athlete. How his gold medal ended up on the open market I do not know. There should be a museum for items like these.

    I wounder how much people have paid for forged signatures on base balls, footballs, etc.

    1. Alphadogg16 profile image91
      Alphadogg16posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.... Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks this is absolutely ridiculous.

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      Mklow1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Guys, I think u all should read up on this before jumping 2 conclusions.
      http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/08/us/jesse-owens-medal/
      This should shed some light on the subject. The historical significance of this Olympics and what Jesse stood 4 is worth more

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    Mklow1posted 4 years ago

    Great question. I think the only thing I can afford is maybe George Brett's rookie card which is a few hundred bucks. That's pretty much the only thing I think I would really want.

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      Mklow1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Geez. I feel like a jerk after seeing the other answers! lol

    2. Alphadogg16 profile image91
      Alphadogg16posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  6. Tbland profile image60
    Tblandposted 4 years ago

    Absolutely nothing!...What would I do with it? Lock it in a safe? A vault? Wear it? Would it be for bragging rights? That's what the Xbox is for! 
      One of my daughters went to comic con last month, she told me she could get me a picture of "Capt. Kirk" and "Capt. Picard" together. It was $200 dollars! I asked her if she was out of her mind. I said don't be stupid, I'm not that kind of a fan. I like the TV series and the movies I don't need to shake the stars hand to feel significant. And I could get a free picture off the internet if I wanted it. She called twice from comic con..."I'm getting close" The third time she decided to listen and not make a fool of herself.
      Even if I were wealthy, I wouldn't, its a waste of time and money...

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      Mklow1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      "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."

    2. Tbland profile image60
      Tblandposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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!

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      Mklow1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. Or someone buying a $300,000 car when a $30,000 one will get u there just the same! lol

  7. Marina7 profile image79
    Marina7posted 4 years ago

    I would not give anything. The only one I would give anything for is Jesus Christ.

  8. bipolartist profile image76
    bipolartistposted 4 years ago

    I disagree with the other comments. If I were in a position to afford the pen used by Oscar Wilde, or the scribblings of Hemingway, I would. That also means I would be in a position to be responsible with my money- I could give to charities and do my part to help the causes that need help.

    If that makes me shallow, then so be it.

    To answer the question, I would spend what I could afford. Currently, that is not a penny. sad

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      Mklow1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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

 
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