What's Your Coolest Piece of Michigan Memorabilia?

Submitted by Lakeyale13 on August 11th, 2018 at 6:35 PM

Title says it all.  Mine is a collection of Upper Deck SP Rookie Threads cards that had the letters taken off of game used University of Michigan Football jerseys.  I got them to spell "MICHIGAN".  I will try to post a pic if I can. So what is yours?

 

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MgoHillbilly

August 11th, 2018 at 8:58 PM ^

Bothers me that the law school diploma is significantly smaller than my undergraduate diploma from another school.  I don't know if that's the same for everyone.

I'm prouder of the Michigan degree. I'd like the diploma to be about 3'x5' and made of cloth so I could use it as a flag.

evenyoubrutus

August 11th, 2018 at 6:46 PM ^

During college I worked at a movie theater in Ann Arbor and I met Chris Perry a few days after the Heisman ceremony as he was on his way into Return of the King. He shook my hand and signed my theater schedule.

Haven't washed my hand since and still have that theater schedule. 

Hold This L

August 11th, 2018 at 6:47 PM ^

I don’t really have anything truly remarkable for Michigan, but I do have a piece of Boise states turf. The last time they replaced it, my friends snuck onto the field and each stole a yard of turf. It’s only about 8 inches wide or so. They’re my second favorite college. 

Bando Calrissian

August 11th, 2018 at 6:51 PM ^

I've got a jagged section of stadium seating I dumpster-dived off the concourse after a basketball game when I was in school, about 3 or 4 seats. They were just sitting there in a broken-up pile during a renovation project. I picked out the smallest piece I could find and zig-zagged my way back to the dorm through the snow. Carrying six feet of bleacher could attract attention.

Next morning the Daily crime notes reported the cops showed up just a few minutes later and arrested people for doing the same thing. Next time they did renovations, they dumpstered the seats and put the equivalent of a large-scale blender to shred it all. Athletics is positively paranoid of the secondary memorabilia market.

True Blue Grit

August 11th, 2018 at 9:02 PM ^

I also have a section of Michigan Stadium seats- about 8 seats long.  When they were redoing the bowl seating some years ago, they had all these bench seat sections sitting where people could take them.  My neighbor went in there and got a couple sections and gave one to me.  For the life of me I can't figure out why Bill Martin didn't sell them off to raise money.  They would have sold really well.  

It's really interesting because you can pry up the fiberglass cover they put on them in the 60's and see the redwood bench underneath from the late 1920's with the seat number stencils still visible .  Eventually , I'm going to incorporate the bench into our rec room in the basement.  

Bando Calrissian

August 12th, 2018 at 3:54 AM ^

It wasn't just Martin. During the Brandon era, when Yost was renovated, they did the exact same thing, flat-out trashing to the point of obliteration any piece that could be resold. I know we would have bought our bleachers if we could, and so would all of the season ticket holders around us. But Athletics 100% said no, they were not for sale, and would be destroyed. That's policy across the board.

There's a weird attitude in 1000SSS about stuff that could end up on the secondary market. They'd rather it not be out there at all than make money on it once. They could make a killing. I have a feeling there's still some residual issues around when the wooden bleachers were being sold in the 90s. Bo's stepson got caught up in a scheme to sell them off and it ended up in court.  

Blue_by_U

August 13th, 2018 at 7:05 PM ^

The irony, athletics was worried about pieces of wood, yet they have/had equipment garage sales and everyone here knows the bulk of it goes to fleabayers. On top of that the ticket scalping and purchasing by opponent fans to ensure seats for 'the GAME' etc, are probably a bigger issue and easy to track yet they do nothing about that...but you 'steal' a piece of ancient wood from a dumpster and it's an FBI matter...OK. Pretty cool you got a piece, it would be neat to have and set up as a bench somewhere at home.

Blue_by_U

August 13th, 2018 at 7:05 PM ^

The irony, athletics was worried about pieces of wood, yet they have/had equipment garage sales and everyone here knows the bulk of it goes to fleabayers. On top of that the ticket scalping and purchasing by opponent fans to ensure seats for 'the GAME' etc, are probably a bigger issue and easy to track yet they do nothing about that...but you 'steal' a piece of ancient wood from a dumpster and it's an FBI matter...OK. Pretty cool you got a piece, it would be neat to have and set up as a bench somewhere at home.

WhoopinStick

August 11th, 2018 at 6:54 PM ^

I have a 1997 National Champions football signed by Lloyd Carr

A hockey stick signed by Brendan Morrison 

and a 

Michigan basketball signed by......Tommy Amaker.  

TheTeamTheTeam…

August 11th, 2018 at 7:07 PM ^

Signed #1 Braylon Edwards Jersey 

Signed #1 Anthony Carter Jersey

Signed #2 Charles Woodson Jersey

Signed #21 Desmond Howard Jersey framed with Signed picture of “hello Heisman”

Signed #10 Tom Brady Jersey

Signed #1 David Terrell Jersey

Cobra5476

August 11th, 2018 at 7:09 PM ^

Three of my favorites are:

-Michigan vs Quantico Marines Program from November 10th, 1923

-2011 Under the Lights Game Worn / Signed jersey from one of the Starters.  (Acquired long after his Graduation)

-1948 Michigan Vs Oregon Program signed by Crisler, Oosterbaan, and the majority of the team (38 signatures)

 

CarrIsMyHomeboy

August 11th, 2018 at 7:24 PM ^

Damn - Diploma already came up. Otherwise, I have a signed John Navarre card and John U Bacon's hancock on a foam wolverine cap. No, I realize I am a disappointing collector. I did *really* appreciate Navarre, though!

1VaBlue1

August 11th, 2018 at 7:30 PM ^

Somewhere, buried in the house, is my game ticket stub from Bo's last game at Michigan Stadium, against OSU.  A great win, and he was carried off the field.

MGoAragorn

August 11th, 2018 at 7:36 PM ^

Toss up

A photo my father took as a youngster at the Ohio State game in 1927, the very first to take place in Michigan Stadium.

A photo taken of my son and one of his best friends at Under the Lights #1. It's from the 360 degree camera that they put at the 50 yard line before the game.

My Michigan degree.

Edit: One more - I have set of coasters made from the astroturf that was taken out, I think, in the early 80s.

 

old98blue

August 11th, 2018 at 7:40 PM ^

Mike Harts game helmet signed by him and his locker from the locker room  renovation or Hutch's bench from inside the Dugout at Alumni field and the Alumni field home of Michigan softball sign that used to hang on the back of the Press Box

steveb

August 11th, 2018 at 7:45 PM ^

Ticket stub from Lloyd Carr's first game as head coach against Virginia, with a framed 8 x 10 pic of Mercury Hayes' touchdown catch from Scott Dreisbach with no time left for a Michigan win, 18 -17.  September 2, 1995.  

MikeinTN

August 11th, 2018 at 7:47 PM ^

I was a ball boy for the high school camps on campus following the 97 and 98 seasons. I have a practice mesh jersey signed by Bo, Lloyd, Glen Steele, Victor Hobson, Ian Gold, Sam Sword and others. Also got it signed by JH a few years ago on the first summer of satellite camps. 

GOBLUE4EVR

August 11th, 2018 at 7:52 PM ^

A few years ago my dad made me a picture board will all of my big time Michgann football and basketball autographs... And right in the middle is Jamie Morris and Glen Rice my 2 all time favorite Wolverines!!! 

BahamaMama

August 11th, 2018 at 8:08 PM ^

My brother who had Down Syndrome was a big Michigan fan. Lloyd Carr gave him an autographed picture and after my brother passed, we hung the picture up by our bar with our other Michigan "stuff". Maybe not the coolest, but Lloyd has always held a sweet place in my heart for doing that.

BlueWon

August 11th, 2018 at 8:09 PM ^

Lloyd Carr nearly lit me up with a duck hook of a drive on the UM golf course. 

He was kind enough to autograph the ball for me later in the clubhouse.

Doclosh

August 11th, 2018 at 8:14 PM ^

There was a cover picture on a 1969 Michigan home program featuring Bo, Bump, Benny, Fritz and Kipke.  I have now collected the autographs of each, but I need to have them framed. That will be cool, but there are lots of great posts.

Couzen Rick's

August 11th, 2018 at 8:36 PM ^

I have a paper signed by the 2002-03 football team, as well as tommy amaker for some reason lol. Have some other less "cool" memorabilia that have significantly more sentimental value, though.