Neil Scherer is a sports historian and art/vintage sports art dealer, whose collection has been featured in the Mattatuck (Conn.) Museum and beyond. Today Neil takes us back to 2008 and the Beijing Olypics where Michael Phelps took center stage in record fashion. Read more of his posts here!
Michael Phelps became an Olympic legend in the summer of 2008 when the American swimmer won eight gold medals in the Beijing pools en route to what many regard as one of the greatest performances in sports history.
Sports historian and sports/art dealer Neil Scherer takes us back to those exciting days in China and does so with a unique sports memorabilia piece that captures the amazing feat using ticket stubs, autographs and Sports Illustrated magazines. Retail price…$10,000. Want to buy it? Message us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll put you in contact with Neil.
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During the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Michael Phelps became arguably the Greatest Olympian of all time, winning eight Gold Medals in eight events. He also set seven World Records. He now owns a total of 23 Olympic Gold Medals. Our work includes tickets to all of Mr. Phelps Gold Medal swims from his historic performance.
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During the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Michael Phelps became arguably the Greatest Olympian of all time, winning 8 Gold Medals in 8 events. He also set 7 World Records. He now owns a total of 23 Olympic Gold Medals.
Men’s 4 x 100m Medley on August 17th
Individual Leg: 50.15 Seconds
Team: 3 Minutes, 29.34 Seconds (World Record)
Phelps’ 8 Gold Medals surpasses Mark Spitz’s record of 7 in a single Olympics
Men’s 100m Butterfly on August 16th
50.58 Seconds (Olympic record)
Tied Mark Spitz with 7 Gold Medals
Men’s 200m Individual Medley on August 15th
1 Minute, 54.23 Seconds (World Record)
Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay on August 13th
Individual Leg: 1 Minute, 43.31 Seconds
Team: 6 Minutes, 58.56 Seconds (World Record)
Men’s 200m Butterfly on August 13th
1 Minute, 52.03 Seconds (World Record)
Became most decorated Gold Medalist in Olympics history
Men’s 200m Freestyle on August 12th
1 Minute, 42.96 Seconds (World Record)
Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay on August 11th
Individual Leg: 47.51 Seconds (U.S.A. Record)
Team: 3 Minutes, 8.24 Seconds (World Record)
Men’s 400m Individual Medley on August 10th
4 Minutes, 3.84 Seconds (World Record)
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