Haven’t delved into my memorabalia collection for quite some time. So here you go:
Handsome women abounded. Top center is “Babe” Mildred Didrikson Zaharias. Perhaps the best female all around athlete ever, Bar None. I first became acquainted with Babe when attending Lamar University in Beaumont Tx. There is a museum there honoring her amazing accomplishments across all disciplines of athletics including golf, basketball and track & field.
Juan Zabala of Argentinia set an Olympic Record of 2:31:36 to win the Marathon Gold Medal. Silver went to Ferris (2:32:12) of England and Bronze to Toivonen (2:32:25) of Finland.
One thing that makes this book highly collectible is that it was published by Cigaretten-bilderdienst, a German ciggy butt manufacturer. One had to buy a pack of smokes to get the accompanying card that was then pasted into the book. Several cartons worth, segueing into my surprise this morning when I saw the vile sticks listed for over $50 a carton. Terrible, filthy habit. I was a 2 pack a day guy for over 5 years, put my last one down December 31, 1979. Started running seriously the next day.