? Jesse Owens' shoe, worn on May 25, 1935 at Ann Arbor, Mich. when he broke three world records—the 220-yard dash, the 220-yard low hurdles and the long jump—and tied another, the 100-yard dash.
? Lou Gehrig's shirt, a road-uniform model of a type worn in the mid-'30s.
? Gene Tunney's belt, won on Sept. 23, 1926 in Philadelphia when Tunney first defeated Jack Dempsey for the world heavyweight title. Above the belt are two ticket stubs from the 1927 "long-count" fight in Chicago that ended Dempsey's championship career. The background, appearing to be a flag, actually is the decorative sash worn by Jim Jeffries for formal portraits and before each title fight. Most U.S. champions wore such sashes.
? George Woolf's bright red C.S. Howard silks, worn on July 16, 1938 when Woolf rode Seabiscuit to victory in the first Hollywood Gold Cup. Cap and silks in background were used by Eddie Arcaro in 1948 when he won the Triple Crown aboard Citation for Calumet Farm.
? Jim Thorpe's shoes, one of the few personal items left by the great Indian athlete. The shoes were never worn in a game but on a Warner Brothers movie lot when Thorpe was technical advisor for " Jim Thorpe, All-American." In foreground is right shoe of USC's Johnny Baker, which he wore when kicking field goal that defeated Knute Rockne's Notre Dame team at South Bend 16-14 in 1931.
?The ball used in college football's highest scoring game. It was snatched from the field by a Georgia Tech student when game ended after 40 minutes.
? Jack Dempsey's glove known to have been used in the 1913 Fred Fulton fight in which Dempsey knocked out Fulton in 18 seconds. It presumably was battered about informally after that.
? Jack Powell's whisk broom, with which the National and Pacific Coast League umpire dusted off home plate for 20 years.
?The eight-foot Helms World Trophy, which honors the year's foremost athlete on each of six continents. Standing in the trophy room, which is decked with flags from various Olympic Games, is the collection's founder, William Schroeder.