Love of the Game Auctions Fall, 2018 Catalog

Lot 883: Robin Reed Certificates & Photos Collection Minimum Bid: $100.00

then he pinned him five times in 15 minutes. Steel went on to win the gold medal as a heavyweight in the 1924 games, so it could be said that Robin Reed pinned the US Gold Medalist that year. Five times. Of course in the Olympics,

Lot 882: 1924 USA Wrestling Lapel Pin Minimum Bid: $100.00

Reed could have won the gold in every weight class, had the rules permitted. Robin Reed’s 1924 season was one of the great achievements in all of athletics. After that season, Reed retired and became a professional wrestler, but did not enjoy the theatricality of the sport. He retired in 1936. That year, despondent over his wife leaving him, he attempted suicide by hanging and shooting himself in the heart – and survived. He passed away in 1978, the same year he was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. We are thrilled to be able to tell the amazing story of Robin Reed, and to offer many items from his personal collection, including his unfinished scrapbook, photos, and Olympic badges. ■

Reed pinned every one of his opponents, and won the gold medal. Many said that

the Iowa State wrestling team. The coach greed, and Reed pinned every single man – and then he worked out. On the boat trip to Paris, Reed – for fun – wrestled every one of the 13 members of the US Olympic team, in every weight class. He pinned 12 of them, anddefeated US heavyweight champion Harry Steel without a pin. Once they arrived in Paris, Reed bet that he could pin Steel – and

Lot 884: Robin Reed’s 1924 Olympic Belt Buckle Minimum Bid: $100.00

Lot 886: 1964 and 1968 Olympics Enamel Pins Pair - Both In Original Cellophane Minimum Bid: $100.00

Lot 885: Robin Reed’s Personal Scrapbook and Additional Items Minimum Bid: $150.00


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