No scan or picture but my favorite is my Charles Woodson autographed Big House Fathead that I received from last years Mott fundraiser.
Looking forward to see seeing some really cool stuff.
The Ten BEST Michigan Items you own
No scan or picture but my favorite is my Charles Woodson autographed Big House Fathead that I received from last years Mott fundraiser.
Forgot my ticket stubs and my Hoke signed practice football. My bad.
I was in a picture in Sports Illustrated with Rumeal and Talley for the '89 BBall Preview issue which I had blown up to poster size and had Rumeal sign that with a personal note. I have it hanging in my office and serves as a coversation piece with all the UM alums in my office (which is a surprisingly large number eventhough I'm in NYC).
Denard signed helmet for Xmas from my now fiancé who I asked to marry me after she got that for me lol.
Ticket stubs from the 1998 Rose Bowl. All else pales in comparison.
My first thought when I read the heading was my Bo coin. Still sitting on the dresser.
Although I do not have it any longer, I used to work for the university and I did a job at the print shop on north campus and they gave me a poster they had printed of Tyrone Wheatley high stepping into the end zone with a couple Sparty players diving for him. What a great moment captured on film. Wish I still had it.
But my girlfriends Michigan bikini. And a Brady hoke signed michigan football
I guess there's a couple out there. Mden also sells one
Couple of months back there was someone asking where they could get one. Here's where some of them are-
under the Banner at his last game as a coach or my newly signed Hoke Mini Helmet. Currently in the process of moving and the fiancee is a little shocked at the precautions I'm taking to make sure they survive the move.
the 92-93 Michigan Basketball collectible trading cards I recently found in my closet back home. It would be awesome to get them signed by all the players from that year, including Rob Pelinka and Dugan.
Those are pretty cool, I've got a set around somewhere too. I don't think I've ever seen trading cards for any other college team - seems like there's an NCAA violation in there somewhere.
if they were a gift or if they were handed out at a game or something. I'm guessing if they didn't charge for them there isn't any issue.
I fairly distinctly remember buying them from the concession stand at Crisler. Even then (as a HS student) I thought it was odd that I was buying something with current players names/faces on it. I understood why I couldn't buy a "Wheatley" #6 jersey at the time, and thought it was strange that I could get a Chris Webber basketball card.
Our family has the flag waving proudly outside everyday.
1. Ticket stubs & t-shirt from the 1998 Rose Bowl
2. Lloyd Carr autographed game worn helmet
I have a football that was autographed by both Braylon Edwards and Anthony Carter that my brother got me a few years ago when he was working a fundraiser with the two of them.
My dream is to find a way to get Greg McMurtry, Derrick Alexander, and David Terrell to add their autographs to it. (I suppose if I bumped into Tyrone Butterfield in the grocery store I might be inclined to have him autograph it too.....in very small print.)
I have a ball signed by Braylon, AC, Terrell and Derrick Alexander. Not going to pursue McMurtry although I see him often. He lives in Oakland County.
I have a picture of me and Braylon that was taken the night Josh Cribbs had a private party at the bar I managed. Despite what many think, Braylon was a very cool guy, and so was Cribbs. Jurevicious was also there, but I didn't speak with him much. Most of the football players I met through my years at the bar were giant tools. The biggest tools though would have been Terelle Pryor and Jake Stoneburner.
My other prized Michigan items would be the pin and ticket from the rededication against UCONN and my 2 year olds Michigan jersey replica that I got last year at one of the games.
Can I count the drool spot where I stroked out in front of the TV for the UTL game?
I have a drawing of a Wolverine, signed by Bo and Dan Canham. Also, my Bob Ufer cd's rank pretty high....its good to be BLUE!
Does it by any chance look like this? if so, I have #798/1000 hanging in my office.
I know Tate isn't a all time QB here or anything but I really like the art he signed for me. I have things that are worth more(Braylon Auto, Mike Hart Autos ect) but its just neat imo
Devin also signed my 7 jersey that day. Got Denard to sign a photo too. I may try and get him to sign my Super Sonic 16 art work this fan day.
Michigan football family tree
from the greatest university in the world!
I am very proud of mine as well. I gotta get it framed!
Good Time Charley's menu signed by Charles Woodson the Wednesday before the '97 Ohio State game. It's one of the old, paperstock ones. He was doing an interview there and I was having a few drinks before my late English comp class.
1. A hat from the Millie Schembechler golf out with Bo's autograph that is personalized to my father.
2. A Denard jersey signed that is personalized to me.
3. A Bo autographed 8x10
4. Every home game ticket from the year I was born.
5. Every bowl game ticket that UM has played in.
6. I am hoping to acquire the original photo from the 1969 OSU game with Bo, Crisler and Oosterbaan's autograph on it. Only missing Kipke and Bump.
7. Signed 16x20 of captains from Team 132.
8. Signed 16x20 of Brock Mealer coming under the banner.
1. My ticket stub from 2008 vs. Wisconsin, because it reminds me that good things did happen that season, and also that I stayed.
2. My felt wall hanging here with four Michigan logos on it stretching from 1922 Bear-In-A-Sailor-Hat to 1984's Split Block M.
I have that same wall hanging! it's pretty cool.
In no particular order:
My Woodson jersey
Football helmet signed by most of the 2010 team
My student season ticket stubs from the 2011 season, which I plan to frame one day
Panorama framed photo of the post game Michigan Ohio game this year.
My first Michigan jersey, a number 5, which was originally for Tate Forcier. It is now my Courtney Avery jersey.
Charles Woodson bobble head that I won in an alumni trivia game.
Drunk photos with Mike Martin at Connor O Neills.
1. Section of Michigan Stadium bleachers
2. Stadium Astroturf doormat
3. My MMB hat
4. Personalized autographed photos of me and Bo and me and Lloyd from my MMB years
5. Turf from the '97 field
Some of my favorites and in no particular order include: 1) Authentic 1997 Home Charles Woodson jersey, 2) Authentic 1997 Road Charles Woodson jersey 3) UTL gloves, 4) Authentic 1993 Tyrone Wheatley jersey, 5) 3 ft bobblehead of Bo, 6) Collection of customized McFarland figures (Howard, Woodson, Law, Woodley, Edwards and a few others), 7) Collection of Sports Illustrateds with the following on the cover (1956 Ron Kramer, 1976 Rick Leach, 1986 Michigan v ND, 2 Desmond Howard SI's, 1989 National Championship, 1997 Marcus Ray, 1997 National Championship leather and normal, 2003 Chris Perry, 2007 Mike Hart, 2011 special edition of Charles Woodson and I believe a few others that I am missing), 8) Game worn Nike pants from 2006, 9) Signed Tom Brady and Ty Law mini helmet and 10) Michigan couch and table in the mancave.
A few other highlights in my Michigan mancave include over 70+ signed photos, 11 total jerseys, replica of Michigan stadium Franklin Mint, various Michigan banners from the MDen, Authentic Michigan full size helmet, panoramic photo of the 100th Michigan/Ohio game and aTime magazine of Tom Harmon from the 40's to name a few.
It's definitely the best room in my house. Been collecting for awhile.
Congrats! You're the first person on this thread to correctly count to 10. Even the OP didn't make it this far.
I think you should post some pictures of your man cave.
Yeah I was actually thinking of doing that or posting a video to YouTube that could be linked. There's quite a few things that I even missed when naming the ten as well as the others. Its pretty intense. I'm always thankful that my wife allowed me to take over the basement with all my Michigan stuff.
EDIT: can't forget one of my other most prized possessions. My boxer Maize who wears a Michigan collar, Michigan leash, has a Michigan diner set (water bowl and food bowl) and has a few Michigan play toys.
I have a small collection of dollar bills signed by folks such as Anthony Carter, Rick Leach, Dan Dierdorf, Bo and a few others. This was inspired by an old neighbor of mine who would mail ones and fives to fellow alumni and alumnae ( including former athletes) and ask them to sign and return them. I simply strive to get it done in person, if possible.
1. On our wedding day, my wife got a banner, similar to the one below, signed by most of Team 132. I don't think there's room for literally everyone, but Denard signed it, as did Devin, MM, RVB, Roh, and many others. She gave it to me in front of everyone during our wedding reception. Definitely one of the best gifts ever!
2. This jersey (bought from Moe's!):
I have no problem saying the jersey is for Braylon, but I'm looking forward to when I'll be able to say it's for a current member of the team.
On our wedding day my wife wore a Michigan garter. Had to toss that one but she bought two so I was able to save the other. Now it's sitting in my Michigan mancave.
That's how my wedding this last September went down too.
Dirt and grass painted yellow (part of the "M") from the endzone where Woodson returned the punt for a TD vs. Ohio.
That would be amazing. That was the day I became a michigan fan forever.
it is just sitting in a ziplock baggie right now...I wish I had a cool way to display it. I also have dirt from Tiger stadium from the RH batters box. I love dirt I guess.
Dirt and grass painted yellow (part of the "M") from the endzone where Woodson returned the punt for a TD vs. Ohio.
Cool. How do you store/display it?
Discussions with Bo about moving around Carlos Brown and Jonas Mouton.
and my Ty Law/Tom Brady mini helmet that goes with my Ty Law/Tom Brady signed football. It is probably a tie between those three for #1. 2) Tom Brady signed helmet. 3) Signed Tom Brady 8x10 4) 16X20 Charles Woodson signed print. 5) Signed Denard 16x20 6) Signed Denard 8x10 7) Signed Mike Hart 8x10 8) Signed Lamar Woodley 8x10 9) Signed Braylon Edwards 8x10 10)Charles Woodson and Tom Brady McFarlanes
To go along with many more signed prints of other guys. I am also ashamed to say I have the FOX bot..........
A framed piece of paper signed by Bo. (Mom ran into him at UM hospital in 1987 and got him to sign it. She said he couldn't have been nicer. But all she had on her was a red pen. So Bo wrote, "Go blue, not red.")
Autographed photo of Don Moorhead. (QB who led the win over #1 Ohio in 1969. He was my step-nephew's gym teacher at Paw Paw High School before retiring last year.)
Ticket stubs to 2004 Braylonfest and 2005 Penn State.
1997 national championship football. (Maybe one day I'll find a player from that team to sign it.)
Picture of me with Lloyd Carr at the conclusion of Spring game 2005. (Good friend of mine who is on the alumni board personally introduced us to each other.)
A couple hundred games on DVD and VHS. I'm going to count them all as one.
I'm envious. Awesome keepsake.
It has to be the football Block M that I keep in my office here at UW-Madison to piss off all the natives. That and the Michigan sticker on the outside of my laptop.
Question: Could you list in order the top 5 B1G teams that Wisconsin fans hate? I've never had a handle on that.
Ok long post time!
I've lived amongst the Badgers for two years now & I'm still not sure I have a handle on this topic. They claim to hate everybody, so it's a tough job. I can't speak for the undergrads, who I spend next to zero time with, but I've put some effort into breaking down the Badger psyche based on my young alumni friends / fellow grad students. The best I can do is organize their opponents into tiers of hatred & discuss exactly why they despise each one.
Tier 1 - I'm going to drop MSU solidly into tier 1 after last season. Losing to Sparty on a final play hail mary drove the city of Madison into an alcoholic tailspin for at least two consecutive nights. That loss pretty much buried Wisconsin's national title hopes. When the Badgers realized they may very likely face MSU for a 2nd time in the B1G championship game, they could nearly taste the sweet blood of revenge between their sharper teeth. As a result, we got weeks of non-stop cursing directed towards the goons of East Lansing. That one really had time to simmer last season.
Wisconsin hates Ohio. They have a jealous rage towards both Ohio & Michigan, but I honestly believe they have less respect for Ohio (who can blame them?). You can buy t-shirts on State St. mocking tatgate & the Vest, which was surprisingly comforting to me. Wisconsin fans do have a sense of righteousness, as if doing things the right way makes them feel better about not historically achieving the level of success that Ohio has.
Michigan absolutely makes tier 1. They hate us for the typical reasons - we are arrogant & successful. I don't go out of my way to kick up dust because I like the Badgers, but when they inevitably give me shit for being from "mainland" Michigan (seriously, they are familiar with the UP but they can't figure out what the lower peninsula is meant to be called), I like to reinforce the stereotype by reminding them with facts & figures why we are better than them. It's not hard to do when you can cite 11 national titles to zero & call it a day. But honestly, I cheer right along with them for Bucky so long as it doesn't conflict with my Maize & Blue interests.
(Side note: You know that t-shirt about water covering 70% of the earth & Charles Woodson covering the rest? They have that here, but it's in green & yellow.)
Tier 2 - Nebraska earns high tier 2 honors as the new kid on the block with an ego problem. Badger fans everywhere delighted in welcoming Bo Pelini's squad to the B1G by taking them out back & thrashing them in a humbling massacre equal in magnitude to the one put on them in the Big House later on in the season. Badger fans have a lot of pride, & their blood boils when the opposition's talk reaches a certain level. Nebraska definitely reached that level before coming to Madison. That being said, the Friday night prior to the game was truly incredible as far as the sheer number of Cornhusker fans that invaded downtown & drank their asses off with the Sconnies. It was a pretty great night of posturing & predictions by both sides, so this one is a healthy part hype with a slightly smaller emphasis on hate.
Minnesota. They are supposed to be more hated than they are, but the rivalry has been too one-sided recently to really stir up those old feelings. A Badger fan will never miss the opportunity to smack talk the Gophers, but at this point it's kind of like going through the motions out of a sense of duty. The disdain is still there, but the Badgers don't feel threatened enough by the inferior mammals to the North to really embrace the dark side.
Tier 3 - Illinois gets the top of tier 3 because Wisconsin doesn't like that Illinois thinks they are such a great state. They think Chicago is overrated.
Tier 4 - Everyone else.
You'll notice that four out of the five teams comprising my first two tiers are actually not even in Wisconsin's division (the exception being Ohio) ... They do get the cross-divisional game with Minnesota every year I think, and both MSU & Nebraska are on the schedule for 2012.
So yeah, that's my best guess. But I'll bet if you ask another Badger, they might give you a totally different run-down. I suspect the Badger brain is 70% blind rage, 20% drunk, & 10% reason. So each individual fan could have their own unique set of grudges based on whatever seasons their brandy-pickled minds can remember, limited further by which of those seasons Wisconsin was actually good, & determined largely by whatever isolated instances triggered apoplectic fits of cheese-flinging & bouts of amusingly-accented shouting.
Was the omission of Iowa an oversight or do they really not care about Iowa? I was under the impression that was a pretty important game to Wisconsin, but I could be mistaken I guess.
I think this could be an oversight on my part ... I've only experienced the last two seasons here. In 2010, Wisconsin defeated Iowa in a very close 31-30 game, but I can't seem to remember it! Last year, the two schools didn't face off. There may very well be a history there that I'm missing.
1. Diploma - unframed in a drawer somewhere
2. Extra goalie stick with Marty Turko's name on it but no autograph, yet.
3. Red Berrinson autographed hockey stick
4. Lloyd Carr autographed football helmet
5. Many game worn Shawn Peach hockey helmet after a concussion caused a helmet replacement.
6. Autographed (by) Bo book.
7. And my favorite is the Michigan football helmet that has been to every game since I purchased it for an anniversary present for my wife probably 16+ years ago, including at PSU and the Rose Bowl the year of the NC. No autographs on this one. BTW, the Shawn Peach hockey helmet was also an anniversary present to her. She still wants a catcher helmet and a lacross helmet. She's a big fan.
[Edit] How could I forget the autographed Marty Turko Jersey?!?
Who are Marty Turko and Red Berrinson?
They must be lineman. I can never remember linemen's names.
One of my many weaknesses...and maybe spelling...
I forgot my diploma!
is the knit cap I got for Christmas when I was 8. I still have it, and it still fits, 26 years later.
My next favorite item is the Michigan Basketball clock my sister found at a garage sale in Grand Blanc. I'm not sure exactly how old it is, but we still have the box and I'm guessing mid-70's (but could be older, has the "bear" in a sailor cap completing a layup on it.
And I know I'm not to ten, but my final item(s) includes all the Michigan swag in and on my golf bag (headcovers, towel, ball mark) that helps me make friends as I play the local courses down here in the Columbus area. People like to run their yaps until I outdrive them on the first tee and ask them if they'd like to wear the Michigan skirt I have in my bag. I love screwing with Buckeye fans.
"Michigan Memories", on which my GF's dog chewed the corner a couple years ago. Rick Leach signed football.
I think it's funny that the commemorative coin is limited to 25000, but the serial number on the picture you have implies 50000 were made.
I'll have to go home and check out my coin and authenticity statement. Never really looked that close.
Edit - My coin says 15,xxx of 25,000, not 50,000.
old champion tshirts. Blue with real Maize lettering. Simply says MICHIGAN. One may be OEM (i.e., from 1987), the other is from 1998 (when I went to an executive ed Marketing program at Ross).
These are heavy, thick tshirts. Sure the lettering is a little cracked, but they are like an old, favorite baseball glove.
#3 Reverse weave sweatshirt with sewn on letters (just says MICHIGAN)
#4 The various block M hats I have owned until they get so dog eared and sweat stain faded that my wife forces me to part with them.
Simple and timeless ...
Matchbook that is shaped like a helmet and has the 1981 schedule on it.
Don't really have much else other than clothes and newspapers and lots of books.
I made my own homemade "shrine" of the UTL game. It's basically a felt bulletin board that has my ticket from the game, a panorama shot of the stadium, a picture of Denard making the throw to Hemingway with the ND player around his ankle, the game-winner to Roundtree, the box score to highlight the 4th quarter comeback, and a picture of the team celebrating in the student section.
I'd post a picture but I'm in Nashville for six weeks and all this stuff is in my apartment in Ann Arbor.
You're just in time!
I'm in Nashville as well on business permanently.
I would say my #16 UTL jersey. Yeah I know most people didn't like them...but I did.
Edit: Oh and my Michigan football helmet desktop pen holder thingy.
memories of my 5 years there
I'll second that. I don't think I'll treasure anything like I do those years.
1986 Big 10 Champs/Rose Bowl ring
Game worn 87 Rose Bowl jersey
Game worn 86 Fiesta Bowl jersey
Game worm helmet
Picture of Bo and me, signed
And a hundred other items.
You cant just go buy one of those....
makes me think you were a linebacker on the 86 team?
Juwan and Chris were my neighbors in Woodbury Gardens in Ann Arbor...don't care what people say, those guys will always be my favorite.
Football wise it's my Woodson jersey or my memories/tickets at Michigan Stadium from BraylonFest vs. MSU or "Touchdown Manningham" vs. Penn St.
I also have a pretty sweet Michigan flag that has been in my room ever since I was a kid...it's now in the man cave room.
My degree from the College of Engineeering
M football season tickets
M hockey season tickets
Maize hockey sweater
White hockey sweater
Commemorative Michigan Stadium seat
Framed picture of Desmond Howard catching a touchdown
Hockey banner listing all the M National Championships
My copy of "Blue Ice"
My copy of "Natural Enemies"
I guess we just don't obsess about that like you do.
I'd rate my diploma (I note that the first mention of "my diploma" was about 13 posts down) and my annual season ticket renewal letter above my signed copy of Three and Out. "To Section 1; a true blue Michigan Man."
I have a couple of personal favorites. My Bo-era New Era fitted M cap (green underbrim) from the old Moe's Sport Shop on S. State St. The exact same-model hat worn in this picture:
And this print with the autographs of Bo and Don Canham:
That safe is where the Athletic Department tried to lock the book away so that nobody would find out what's in it.
You realize of course that nobody brought up this topic until you did. I wouldn't have done it; but since you did, I suppose it gives me the chance to say that I will be happily at the games this year in Ann Arbor and Columbus, while you will apparently be in Arizona. That's not just a good state of affairs in my view; it is a poetic one.
1997 Charles Woodson autographed helmet
So many to choose from, but here are the best/most sentimental - framed photo of Bo (signed), Michigan Memories book (signed by Bo), framed photo of Ufer (signed), framed photo of AC (signed) and framed 1998 Rose Bowl photo with my game tickets on each side
In no order except 1 which is my degree. Michigan gives you a pretty small one but you can order one that is about 16x20 through the registrar. That larger one is frames and hangs in my office in the middle of my law school sheepskin and three state bar and two federal bar pass certificates. The Michigan degree always gets the middle.
After that in no real order
2) my football signed by Braylon, AC, Terrell and Derrick Alexander
3) an oversized autographed picture of Red Berenson where he's actually smiling
4) a Big Chill puck signed by Carl Hagelin
5) a Dan Dierdorf autographed Michigan football
6) a Jim Abbott autographed Michigan jersey
7) a copy of that Tradition book signed by Bo, Jamie Morris, A.C., Leach and Don Canham
8) I have a full in tact locker from when the old locker room was demolished four years ago. I had Jake Long sign the number 77 that was attached.
9) a football signed by Woodson and Desmond Howard
10) a copy of one of Desmond's SI's when he was on the cover which he signed and personalized back when we were both still in school.
framed pic of UM outhouse on top of nd outhouse (cracks me up every time)
UM wooden jewelry case that plays The Victors
UM leather jacket
SI leather bound NC edition from '97
custom made steel block M (1 of a kind)
crushed glass and wood block M (also 1 of a kind)
Michigan bowling ball (never used or even drilled)
personalized Bo autograph from a fundraiser in TC
besides my degree, one of these jackets:
A photo of me as a kid with grinning, freshman Desmond Howard.
A UM hockey puck from a failed score-o shot at Yost.
Dozens of ticket stubs of football, bball, and hockey games.
Laminated pages from the Detroit News on the 89 bball championship.
Autographs from mid-80s spring football games (including Bo, J. Kolesar, Mark Messner, etc.).
10. Bo Schembechler bobblehead
9. Red Berenson bobblehead
8. 2010 commemorative Michigan edition of SI signed by both Steve Breaston and Mike Hart
7. All of my tickets from throughout the years, with plans to eventually frame them
6. Cold War puck
5. Big Chill ticket
4. Signed and laminated photo of Mike Hart
3. Game-used footballs from 2005 Rose Bowl; 2010 UConn; and 1997 National Championship commemorative
2. Signed stick and puck by Red Berenson
1. Signed photo of Tom Brady when he and some of the 1996 team came and visited me after surgery in the Hospital.
etc etc: ALL of my memories from undergrad, and practically every moment inside Yost!
10- Block M football coozie
9- Block M beanie
8- my copy of Three and Out
7- Michigan Football t-shirt
6- long sleeve Michigan t-shirt
5- Michigan Football hoodie
4- Block M, Go Blue flag
3- ticket stub from OSU game 2011
2- Mesko #41 home jersey
1- my original hoodie from 2005 when I became a fan. Grey with Michigan across the chest. Lloyd Carr style.
will always cherish time spent on campus, along with the athletics obsession that developed as a result. But by far my degree has been the most important thing that M has contributed to my life.
My wife and two of my kids also have M degrees. My third kid has one from U of California, which, OK, I get that.
- Signed Charles Woodson Jersey from when I knew him at school
- What it Means to Be a Wolverine Book (highly recommended Read)
- Ticket STubs from last years OSU Game
- Picture of my wife and I storming the field from last years OSU game
- Pom Pom from last years OSU game
- "The BIg House" and 11 Time National Champions commerative football
- My Michigan Varsity Track Jacket
- New Bright Yellow MIchigan Football Jacket
- Old Michigan Crew Tshirt
- Michigan Football Coozies
A pair of pom poms from the ND night game, one was mine and one was my dads. A great piece of memorabelia from the best game I've ever seen. Honorable mentions: A Brady Hoke signed helmet, and my acceptance letter (will be replaced in 4 years of course).
In random order:
1. My grandfather's track letter blanket with stars still attached from 1939
2. My season tickets - in the family since the 1930's
3. The memoir my grandfather wrote about the hiring of Crisler and his role in the coaching search (complete w Flight Tracker /s)
When I moved to Toronto, my office gave me a framed panorama picture signed by the photographer of tipoff of the Michigan/Seton Hall '89 NCAA Finals game in Seattle. Its 6 feet wide and two feet high and looks fantastic above the credenza in my office. This was before the days of panaorama camera lenses and it's actually 4 photos that are fused seamlessly together. The clock at one end of the floor says 20:00 and at the other says 19:59.
* Student union matches from '61, says, "For Michigan Men" on them
* Autographed photo of Bo yelling at an official
1. Personalized autograph from my all time favorite player Tyrone Wheatley.
2. An autograph on a 'MGOBLUE' sticker from Desmond Howard.
3. Braylon Edwards autographed football (which I got as his dad was bitching him out after game). I also have Jeff Backus autograph on the same football. Is that good or bad I dont know lol?!
4. Authentic Chris Webber #4 jersey, with the name stitched in the back.
5. A panaramic photo of the Big House over Ann Arbor.
In no particular order (1) a 1997 National Championship commemorative football autographed by Lloyd, (2) coasters made form the original astro-turf in Michigan stadium, (3) a piece of turf from the Rose Bowl right after they beat WSU for the national championship, (4) the 1997 national championship issue of Sports Illustrated signed by Brian Greise, (5) a hockey stick signed by both Brendan Morrison and Red, (6) numerous ticket stubs from 1968 through 2012, (7) collection of Sports Illustrateds that have Michigan on the cover, (8) a UM basketball signed by Amaker, (9) a large print of a Wolverine signed by Canham and Bo, (10) my UM diploma.
In no particular order:
-Brady Hoke autographed mini-helmet and towel.
-UTL Throwback jersey (told myself I might only consider buying one if we won, and, well, then that happened).
-Michigan Hockey Jersey.
-Tickets from every game I've been to (must be about 40 by now).
-Football autographed by all the football players that lived in my hallway my sophomore year (Blake Countess, Desmond Morgan, Justice Hayes, Russell Bellomy) and also has Taylor Lewan and Brock Mealer autographs on it.
-"Those Who Stay Will Be Champions" banner.
-My M-Card (my ability to say that I'm a student).
-Michigan Garden Gnome
-My hat, t-shirts, and hoodies.
-Junior Hemingway autographed ticket from the 2010 Illinois game.
All of the "Wolverine" season preview books
All of the "Hail to the Victors" and other Brian Cook season preview books
Every SI cover with a Michigan Player on it since the '89 national championship
Collection of Michigan related books
Several pictures of the "Fanfare M" from pregame where I can squint and point and say, "That's me right there!"
Mitch Albom autographed copy of Fab 5
Some of the left over FieldTurf from when it was installed
Chris Webber autographed basketball
One of the gloves Derrick Alexander wore in the '93 Rose Bowl
Michigan game ball my wife got for me that I later had signed by Desmond Howard
I have a large collection of Michigan hockey memorabilia, but I think my favorite would be the jersey I got last month signed by Red.
By far, my favorite item is my Autographed 1981 Rose Bowl football that has over 30 signatures that includes Bo, Carter, Woolfolk, Haji-Sheikh & Wangler.
My 1997 authentic #2 jersey.
Got it for Christmas that year, right before the Rose Bowl.
Also got an authentic Michigan helmet that Christmas, too.
I still wear that jersey every Saturday, even though it's about 3 sizes to small these days.
Not autographs or anything. Just awesome knowing what I'm wearing is EXACTLY what Woody rocked that year
I have a program from the first game (@ND) that all five freshman started. It is signed by all five, as well as, Fisher and Riley. I put it in my safe the day I got it.
I have all of my ticket stubs from 1997, including all of the home games and the game I attended at PSU. I also have the paper from 1986 when I was a freshman with the headline "Harbaugh's Rosy Promise Comes True", after he guaranteed a victory at Ohio to go to the Rose Bowl.
But I think my favorite item is my Bo bobblehead that is still sealed in the package. I don't even know how old it is. I got it from my mother-in-law and she had no idea when she acquired it!
So it could be any age. I think the 2001 OSU game is the one where they had the give away, and then started selling them.
I own Tim Miller's Nike Swift game-used maize sweater fom the 2006-07 Great Lakes Invitational tourney. As far as I know it is the only time M hockey ever wore that design (which is understandable...they're awful). Miller spent the better part of his first two full seasons as a pro playing for my hometown team in the ECHL, but I didn't score that sweater until he after he got called up, so I never got a chance for him to sign it. He did sign a couple of the ECHL jerseys he wore while here, though. Good player. Nice guy. GREAT hair.
Under the Lights ticket stub.
/was there and nobody can ever take that experience away even if they jack my stub
1a. Authentic Anthony Thomas locker from the old Schembechler Hall (pre-renovations)
1b. Authentic team issued 1998 Nike Rose Bowl Charles Woodson jersey
2. Authentic team issued 2000 Orange Bowl Tom Brady jersey
3. Authentic team issued 2000 Orange Bowl Anthony Thomas jersey
4. Authentic team issued 2000 Orange Bowl Steve Hutchinson jersey
5. Authentic team issued 2002 Chris Perry road jersey
6. Authentic team issued 2004 Mike Hart road jersey
7. Authentic team issued 2003 Marlin Jackson jersey
8. Authentic practice worn 2004 Lamarr Woodley jersey
9. Authentic team issued 2004 Jake Long jersey
I've got a lot of other items but I love my jerseys.
My framed Wolverine drawing signed by Bo, Don Canham, Johnny Orr, and the artist - same print as section 1. Also, my most recent acquisition - a custom drawn and framed wolverine given to my wife and I as a wedding gift. Our friend managed to have it personalized and signed by Coach Hoke. What an awesome gift!
My collection is paltry, but
1) ticket stubs from this year's Sugar Bowl
2) an old, tattered Michigan t-shirt that my son used as a security blanket in his formative years
My brother has a piece of a Michigan Stadium goalpost, circa 1980. After a UM victory, the goalposts were torn down. My brother managed to break off a small section through metal fatigue.
Back in the early '70s they sold a product called "Wipe Woody" which was a roll of toilet paper with Woody's smiling face and hat printed on each sheet.
took a bumper sticker off a car that was red and gray, and said "Michigan" with an extended middle finger serving as the "i"s. I believe we Tuley-Tillman-ed it.
Here are ten of my top UM collectibles: 1) 1998 Charles Woodson Rose Bowl, 2) Game Worn Desmond Morgan UTL gloves, 3) 2011 Denard Robinson Gator Bowl Jersey, 4) 2000 Tom Brady Orange Bowl, 5) 1992 Desmond Howard Rose Bowl, 6) Game Worn 2011 AJ Treais Maize Frozen Four jersey, 7) Game Worn 2011 Lee Moffie Navy Frozen Four jersey, 8)1997 Jarret Irons Outback Bowl Jersey, 9) 2008 Chad Henne, Mike Hart, and Jake Long Capital One Bowl jersey(I knoww thats three but I figured I put them together), 10) Game Worn Alex Guptill hockey helmet.
The one that is with me pretty much all the time - M-Hat IV. It is the Bo Style Michigan hat that has now been to both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, the field of the Big House, from one end of Michigan to the other. Fortunately, it has not joined M-Hats II and III at the bottom of the Detroit River.