Coolest/favorite Michigan thing you own?
me to the punch
But I had Roundtree sign two of those receiving gloves from the UTL game and had Denard sign a pair of cleats that are the same model as the ones he wore for UTL.
I got a sweet picture of him making that catch against Northwestern that he signed, and a panoramic picture of The First Night Game signed by Denard
...for 35 seasons and counting : My Football Season Tickets!!!
With my name on it, signed by Hoke and Brandon
I am a teenager, so I believe this qualifies the gift as more exciting than it would be if I were an adult
I got the autographed Red Berenson jersey at the Coaches Tour last year.
...against Northwestern...blew up photo...had Charles Woodson sign...and framed it. In my office today.
Probably Jordan Kovacs' UTL pants from the garage sale.
I'd like to sell you.
Troll? I'm in high school. This stuff is cool to me.
I have a commemorative field coin that I got in Iraq of my deployment. The flip side of that is a huge block M. I also have a solid gold bottle opener with the M logo.
Can it be a 3-way tie?
1. Practice used football signed by Hoke.
2. 1998 Rose Bowl Program signed by Carr
3. UTL jersey signed by Denard
Everything in these pics-
at least one of those "M"s is not acceptable
I kinda like the thin block M in the upper right. I wish they would brig that back for qbline of vintage apparel.
Is that a Pillow Pet in picture #1?
It is. My boys have them too.
You need a girlfriend.
Her name is Ann Arbor.
I once saw a smaller print of the photo in the upper right corner of your second photo in the bar area of the Campus Inn. I have been trying to find it ever since. Can you tell me how you obtained it/where I might find a copy? Thanks!
The Tom Harmon one? A family member ordered it and had it framed from the Michigan Photo Store.
They got it from the Michigan Photo Store. I'm not sure if they still have it since they got in some kind of special deal with a frame in 2010. But I will say, that is the best place to get pictures of Michigan greats.
Thank you so much for your reply. I have previously tried doing a search through the UM Library/Photo archive service, and failed to locate it. I want to get one for my UM house mate who recently treated me to a seat at the B-ball final in Atlanta. Thanks, again!
Posted the same pic a while back; I was curious as to what is written next to his picture.
actually is a letter to Coach Crisler from Harmon, I think.
When it comes to singular thing that I love the most, probably my helmet I had signed by Mike Hart and Denard. Two all-time leading rushers at their positions-
Waited all day at a mall to get Denard to sign next to Mike Hart. He thought it was a really cool thing, getting that done. Whoever breaks their records in the future will sign as well.
I'm pretty sure at one point he said he has Asperger's, if that helps explain anything.
I was joking when I said that. Someone suggested it and I just said "yes".
...are my newest hero, and my wife's newest enemy.
to be young again. I found a pic of your shed as well:
is this from a beautiful mind ? lol
What do your parents do for a living?
That looks like it could be a display set at an M-DEN.
amazing space, envy you :3
In the fashion of a neighbor who taught me much about Michigan and its history growing up, I have over the years collected - via sending them in the mail or meeting players and coaches at events - dollar bills signed by various Michigan players and coaches.
Among some of the names who have signed bills (I started doing this in the 1990s) are Bo Schembechler, Gary Moeller, Tyrone Wheatley, Anthony Carter, Rick Leach, Jamie Morris and Jarrett Irons, among some others.
I have a book that is authored and signed by fritz crisler. its "practical football"
We agreed we would collectively own that. Don't be greedy.
First game my dad (a spartan) and I attended together.
I don't really collect memorabilia. But I think my #EATING and Desmond "Strike-a-Pose" shirts are pretty cool. Plus I still have the old Tyrone Wheatley #6 Russell Athletic replica jersey that I bought 20 years ago during my freshman year at M--which I think is cool but most other people probably think needs to be replaced.
-Mini football helmet signed by 10-15 members of the 2010 team (Denard, JB Fitzgerald, Jonas Mouton, Perry Dorrestein, RichRod, etc.)
-Authentic Charles Woodson jersey
-Panoramic framed picture of 2011 UM-OSU game when everyone's storming the field.
Nike football jersey.... #20
Things like that are really underrated. Signage from stadiums.
On the 30 for 30 on Steinbrenner, when they tore down Yankee Stadium I, a sign pointing to the Men's pisser was auctioned for $5,000!
I have an old locker from when they updated the locker room at yost. When i was loading it into my suv the day i bought it, Brendan Morrison walked out and climbed into my vehicle to sign the front of the locker.
So kept Brendan Morrison.
A picture of Lloyd, Woodley and I after the Mchigan State game in 06.
I have a Michigan letter sweater and an M blanket, both of which I received in the mid-50's as a member of the basketball team. They're still in excellent condition, mainly because they've resided in my closet for 60+ years.
You were on Michigan's basketball team in the 50's? Please, continue
Great 1st post for an ancient "newbie ". Welcome to the MGoBoard!
Yeah. Tell us some cool stories.
It's an advertising poster for the 1911 UM Syracuse game featuring my great uncle Fred Conklin. I've got a team picture as well from that year. My prized possessions.
Don't have much memorabilia, so I'm going to say the coolest thing Michigan thing I have is just the memories of the few games I have attended. Hope I'm able to revisit the Big House this fall.
Edit: I am also a big fan of my signed Desmond Howard book I Wore 21.
I'll need to upgrade the unapproved split block M logo...so maybe I can get a deal.
Anyone wanna go in halfsies? Maybe a MGoKickstarter?
That plane is owned by Richard Rogel a UM alum who founded PPO of Michigan and then sold it to Blue Cross and Blue Shield in '96. He's a big UM supporter, as you probably guessed. He chaired the Michigan Difference fundraising campaign, was President of the Alumni Association and sits on a UM atheltics board along with donating boatloads to UM.
I have heard firsthand that another UM alumni has a private jet with the winged helmet painted on the nose. Michael Levitt a UM grad (BBA, and JD) who founded Stone Tower Capital (now part of Apollo) hedge fund. However, I can't seem to find pictures of that.
Program from the 2007 Michigan Football Bust signed by Henne, Hart, Long, Crable, et al.
Mini helmet signed by Desmond
Just built this:
Your M is in violation as noted above.
Charles Woodson Fathead poster that came w/ stickers of all the other UM logos
Kinda silly, but I still have my spats from marching in the 2005 and 2007 Rose Parades/Bowls. No M logos, but I know what they are and that's what matters
Bo, Lloyd, Les Miles, Cam Cameron, and others
The wife bought me one of the lockers for my birthday last year. The numbers are magnetic and I was told the players switched them from locker to locker when they wanted to but I still think it's cool that my locker is #21.
My cousin is a 2014 WR/DB from Sylvania Southview HS. My brother and I had the good fortune to go on an unofficial visit with him to the Northwestern game last year (his brother is a DB at NW) I got a chance to see some of the recruits, Shane was there sitting with Leon Mcquay, Brian Mone and Ian Bunting were both there with their mothers. Beforehand we got to walk down the tunnel and be on the field during warm-ups. During the game I got to sit 4 rows up on the 50 yard line, easily the best seats I've ever had. Afterwards I got to meet Gorgeous Al, he was happy to talk football with us. I have the lanyard proudly hanging at home.
Between about 1983 and 1985, Bo brought the football team, basketball team, cheerleaders and others to pattengil elementary school to meet the kids and hold a charity auction. I still have my programs for two of those "M Nights" signed by Harbaugh, Bo, etc. I had my picture in the news getting Butch Wade's autograph and Tim McCormick held me up to dunk a basketball.
Gf went to the womens football academy last week and had someone take a picture of her giving the thumbs up in front of the dong forest. I will treasure that....always.
Here you go!! I love her sense of humor!!
I bought a lithograph from the cold war that was signed by red and ron mason
I have Craig Roh's defensive game plan packet against MSU from 2011. Probably not the best game plan. I also have a football signed by Hoke and a picture of Denard with my little boy.
Oh I have a few things but my favorite has to be my 1998 Rose bowl Program signed by Sir Charles...to be more specific it's signed by him and he inscribed "Sir Charles of Arbor" under it, so that's a win. Also at the open house for Crisler 2 years ago I got a jersey signed by the whole team + Beilein, and obviously they went on to win the B1G sooo yea.
mat (size of a welcome mat) that looks like the football field and was made from the turf of the field. weidenbach gave it to me as a graduation gift in '91. I was the FedEx driver for the athletic department while finishing up at Michigan. Really cool to have a piece of the field!
I also have the photograph of the famous Desmond Howard Heisman pose that is signed to MGoBrewMom personally by Desmond.
Old stadium wood seat
Tons of autographed minis
A 3x5 flag with 50+ signatures (ox wistert, ron kramer signed the night before he passed, gene dericottie, carr, howard, chappius, to name a few)
Tons of old news paper team photos dating back to early 1900's
Old New York Times news paper of Harmon winning heisman
Probably every bobble head made...favorite bob ufer
Sooo much more...I am like Wolverine Devotee...but have been collecting longer and like the vintage stuff
2. Zippo lighter with the UM seal, bought in the Union Bookstore in October 1971. Still works.
Big Ten Championship ring.
I bought a Michigan hat 12 years ago. I've warn it to the point where it used to be Navy and now it is a whitish gray color. I still wear it all the time and it is the only hate that I wear. I make sure to wear it to every Michigan sporting event that I go to. I plan on retiring it one day, but not without the signature of Charles Woodson on it.
A photo of the Big House from Bo with a personal note to the old head football coach at my school thanking him for sending so many great players, and one Heisman winner, to Michigan. My father somehow ended up with it.
A genuine helmet, with nicks and scratches, that I won in the Women's Football Academy three years ago, signed by members of the offensive line (one of whom left the program the day after he signed it), including Taylor Lewan.
my old brass locker keytag from the old IM building.
my brass locker keytag from the old IM building.
It's because I have it
maize and blue tree skirt, 400 maize and blue lights, 50 or so michigan Christmas ornaments. goes well with all of the other michigan Christmas stuff.
I have a big fathead of Michigan Stadium during the UTL game and another one of Tom Brady at Michigan. Also have a piece of the Astroturf from the 80's.
My brother got some field turf, a "MICHIGAN PLAYERS" sign from Crisler, and a giant Desmond cardboard cutout. All destined to be trashed during the renovation before he swiped it.
I used to work at Nike and have an authentic game jersey #98. this is Tom Harmon's jersey number not available anywhere else, even as a Michigan football player (until it becomes a Michigan legend jersey).
I mean, obviously this
is cool, but I like this
because it's not something many other people will have (although it's not like it would be hard for anyone who wants one to get)
My Heisman Trio
Harmon...1940 Howard...1991 Woodson...1997
We torn down .... Yes boss
Where did you get these from? Those are badass!
Had em custom made.
Many years ago my wife had a UM nightgown, basically an oversized T-shirt. Our then-2 year old appropriated the "blue gowna" as his security blanket for the next few years. The nightgown is now neatly folded in our cedar hope chest as it has immeasurable sentimental value.
can't imagine fall without them
My autographed photo of denard from the UTL that I got for being the best man at my best friends wedding. Also I have a pair of game worn Adidas football pants and an away game worn Nike jersey (#92) and a game worn #56 Adidas blue jersey all from one of the garage sales. The pants really help with the ladies I must say.
Although it is not sports related I have a 15th century Chinese jar that was given to my relative, Dean Alfred Lloyd (father of Alice Crocker Lloyd) by U of M president James B. Angell after a tour of China circa 1880.
Oh, and a photo of my then 16 yr old son at the Big House, in front of the old scoreboards, one week after he had colon cancer surgery. We beat Utah State that game.
With its leg lifted over a pile of buckeyes.
Bad ass Michigan corn hole boards!
Brady Hoke signed mini helmet and a 1997 NC hat with the Rose Bowl sticker still on it.
Can anyone help me locate high quality photos of Braylon from Braylon-fest?
I'm looking for different angles of any of his TDs or jump ball catches. I wish I could find a series of 3 consecutive photos for one of his TDs.
I already checked the Michigan photostore they only have one good action shot...
I have a couple images that I can email you. Just let me know where to send it.
Edit: Also, photofile.com has a photograph of one of his TD catches that you can buy.
Cool, thanks so much!
You can send to my username at gmail
of my then 4 year old son at his first game ever last year vs. Illinois. Im taking a video of him on the landing in the south endzone and then the guy behind me yells that he made the Jumbo Tron screen in the endzones.... about 10 minutes later they put him up on the screen again.... as we were leaving the stadium.. no less than four coeds randomly came up to him and said.. Its the boy from the big screen and gave him high fives...
Was an epic first game ever experience for him.. and most certainly for me.
Framed blown-up photograph of Hamilton Leithauser, lead singer of the Walkmen, wearing a Michigan shirt.
Two seasons ago the softball team was in the citrus tourney in Orlando, and I took my kids. My 8 year old softball playing daughter, was given the homerun ball hit by Amanda Chidester in the first game that we saw. We stayed for the rest of the games that night, and my little girl was able to get numerous autographs from the players on that ball, including Amanda. I have the ball in a glass case on my tv stand. Was mine, and my kids first Michigan sporting event.
....only to give them away to family members and friends.
A couple of notable items that I do still have.
- Classic brand basketball cards of the Fab Five, each with an authenticated autograph. I specifically sought out Classis as the game shots of the players on the cards are from college.
- I graduated in the Spring of 1997 but still lived in Ann Arbor the following season. I grabbed a couple dozen copies of the first printing of the Michigan Daily after the Rose Bowl victory over Washington State. I still have a dozen or so left.
1) my framed MBA diploma
2) my framed BS diploma
3) autographed picture of Bo
Sorry no picture, but besides the degree:
1) A UM #1 nike jersey circa 2004, with a BO signature, down the #1 on the front
2) A framed picture of the 100th game signed by both Bo and Lloyd with a personal note from both!
A c. 1970s coffe mug from Blimpie's. My mom lived upstairs in the house owned by the same Crazy Jim when she was in school, and she and her roommates claim to have most of the original set.
My collection sucks. I have every edition of HTTV. woo. I do have some pieces of Tiger Stadium (a piece of the batter's box, one of the locks for the dugout, and a seat) from shooting a film there a day before they knocked down the last part.
Who's (if not yours)?
Which is 35 years old. Worn smooth, it will be the only keychain I ever own....
my jarrett irons jersey, still going strong
1997 football national championship commemorative edition of Sports illustrated magazine.
1997 football national championship pennant
Michigan Wolverines Wheaties box.
My Dad and my wife. I don't own them per se, but they are the closest UM gear that I have.
Since memories have been included under this topic, I would like to add to my earlier post in which I described my "M" letter sweater and blanket. In my senior year at Michigan, I was on the basketball team with Ron Kramer who was then a sophomore. His athletic prowess was already remarkable. He joined the basketball team after he had finished his outstanding first football season. He was the high scorer on the team that season (1954-55) and a fierce rebounder. He usually intimidated even the best opposing players. Occasionally after practice, he would go over to the high jump pit (we played in Yost Fieldhouse in those days and shared it with the track team for practice), set the bar at 6'2" or so, and jump over it a few times just for the fun of it. I never heard him brag once about his exceptional skills. I'm convinced he could have played professional basketball in those days if he had not entered the NFL. It was quite an experience for me to have been a teammate of a Michigan legend.
the coolest Michigan thing that I have is the word "Michigan" spelled out in steel metal letters that I spray painted blue. My son is a welder and he took them off a crane that he was demoltioning and gave them to me. They now proudly sit on my front lawn.
A stuffed full sized fuzzy blue football with a maize block M that I've had since 1983. I bring it out for every game. It's been through several moves, jobs, girlfriends, a wife and kids. My son bit a hole in the block M when he was teething. No matter, it's part of the family now.
My signed postcard from Tae Odoms for donating to the #EATING kickstarter! Reminds me of why our team (and school) is the best one out there, and where our priorities truly lie as a program... building Michigan Men.
I have a signed football from Rich Rod's last team at U of M. Would be a bit cooler of it were Hoke's first, but it represents an important part of Michigan football history to me (never forget) and the beginning of the upswing. The beginning of a new bowl streak, signatures from Mike Martin, Denard and other memorable players who became Michigan men the "hard way" and my roommates, who were members of that team and gave me the ball as a gift.
Very special football to me. And the epitome of what sports memorabilia should be, in my opinion. Always best if it has a little meaning or backstory.
...bench from Michigan stadium that was put in place when Michigan stadium first opened. They were wood back then. They were replaced about 20 years ago, so I was able to buy a portion of Michigan Stadium bleacher.
That, and 2 degrees from Michigan. Those 2 pieces of paper are pretty cool.
... A brick in varsity plaza.
The coolest things I have are the two ceramic stadiums, large and small. What really makes them cool is I bought them in an Ohio State store right down the rd from the horseshoe while I was dating an Ohio state student. So that made me smile a bit more.
Since 1978, with ticket stubs.
Signed a picture for me of him crushing Western's QB with the most beautiful form tackle. Before the trolls rise up, yes I do understand that we are talking about WMU, but it's still a sweet picture. I can't link it because I am at work but that would be nice if someone else could!