Coolest/favorite Michigan thing you own?

Submitted by DISCUSS Man on June 15th, 2013 at 2:21 PM

I would say probably the coolest MIchigan thing I own is a tie between a program from the first game in Michigan against Ohio Wesleyan in 1927 and a piece of the All-Pro Turf that was in The Big House from 1982-1990.

I got the program from Ann Arbor Sports Memorabilia. It is an amazing underground shop in Ann Arbor that has programs, buttons, cards and everything else you can think of that is Michigan. 

What is the coolest or your favorite Michigan thing you own? Pics would be great.


Bo Nederlander

June 15th, 2013 at 2:33 PM ^

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.


June 15th, 2013 at 2:36 PM ^

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

Wolverine Devotee

June 15th, 2013 at 3:07 PM ^

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. 


Wolverine Devotee

June 15th, 2013 at 3:02 PM ^

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.


June 15th, 2013 at 2:36 PM ^

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. 



June 15th, 2013 at 3:06 PM ^

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.

Perkis-Size Me

June 15th, 2013 at 3:09 PM ^

-My degree

-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.


June 15th, 2013 at 3:13 PM ^

It's not valuable or particularly pretty, but my favorite is a laminated sign from the 97 OSU game telling students not to rush the field. We did, and I grabbed the sign off the chain link fencing as we left.