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Lot # 1431: 1964 Paul Drayton Summer Olympics Gold Medal for 400 Meter Relay

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 15 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2024 Winter Classic",
which ran from 2/25/2024 10:00 AM to
3/16/2024 10:00 PM

Outstanding display includes a rare authentic Olympic Gold Medal, earned at the 1964 Summer Games won by track and field star Paul Drayton. Shadowbox display has a wood frame and measures 17x12x2", and features the medal with original ribbon and display box with Japanese characters. To the right, an engraved plate reads, "Paul Drayton - Class of '63 - Olympic Gold Medal - Japan 1964 - 400-Meter Relay - donated - September 27, 1980 - to - Villanova University. A clear plastic cover for the display is unattached but present; a hole is in each corner corresponding with holes in the frame, which can easily be re-mounted. Drayton ran the first leg of that 4x100 relay for the United States, with his team setting a World Record of 39.06 seconds.

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