For sale is a Vintage German 1936 Reemstma Sammelwerk Olympia #33 Jessie Owens Rookie Card in High Grade.
In 1935, Jesse Owens made sporting history when he broke five world records and equalled a sixth in the space of 45 minutes. One of these world records, 8.13m in the long jump, would last for 25 years. But it would be what he did on the world stage in Berlin that would transform him from a great athlete into a symbol for the USA of a fighting spirit that would not be swayed or intimidated by Germany’s Hitler and the axis powers that looked to bring sport supremacy to the games.
At the 1936 Berlin Games, Owens would win four gold medals, in the 100m, 200m, 4X100m relay and the long jump. He managed to break or equal nine Olympic records and also set three world records. One of those world records was in the 4x100m relay. The quartet set a time that wouldn’t be bettered for 20 years.
Adolf Hitler hoped that the 1936 Berlin Games would prove his theory of Aryan racial superiority. Instead, Owens’ achievements led the people of Berlin to hail him, an African-American, as a hero.
A key rookie of one of the most significant Atheletes in Olympic history.