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Old 11-19-15, 01:57 PM
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Eddy's Jerseys

Short story on an exhibition of Eddy Merckx jerseys from the Horton Collection to be displayed in London tonight:
The 200,000 cycling jerseys: Eddy Merckx collection goes on show | Environment | The Guardian

Considering the value of Babe Ruth's game jerseys (one sold for $4.4M in 2012), I think the valuations on Eddie Merckx cycling memorabilia is remarkably low by comparison. Among the Merckx jerseys shown in the article, my personal favorite is the Molteni WC jersey. I am too young to have followed his career during his heyday, but in all the photos and videos I've seen, Eddy has always looked impeccable. Thoughts, reminiscences, other favorites? Pics welcome.
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I do like the simplicity of the old jerseys vs. the rolling bill boards we see today.
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Originally Posted by Kactus View Post
I do like the simplicity of the old jerseys vs. the rolling bill boards we see today.
I agree that I prefer the jerseys from the proverbial good old days. But to honest, the riders were rolling billboards then, too, and have been for a very long time. Fewer names on the rolling billboards back then, but still rolling billboards.
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Thanks for posting.
Agree that this collection will gain in value. Especially if the euro can recover value.

I'm thinking about acquiring an old jersey for the purpose of framing.
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
I agree that I prefer the jerseys from the proverbial good old days. But to honest, the riders were rolling billboards then, too, and have been for a very long time. Fewer names on the rolling billboards back then, but still rolling billboards.
Rolling billboard? Yeah, but the nostalgia beats modern 'racer wannabe' image.
Here is one I should seek.
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Rolling billboard? Yeah, but the nostalgia beats modern 'racer wannabe' image.
Agree 100%.
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I saw them in North Carolina.

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If I'm not mistaken there are one or two of Edd's hanging somewhere up here:



1993, Wheelsmith on Hamilton Ave. in Palo Alto, Lance Armstrong autograph session after he won World's.
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The pro level sport has changed - there likely will never be a "Cannibal" again - at least from the perspective of a racer winning major races (the Monuments + stage races) throughout the entire season. For several years. Others came close in their era.
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Kind of odd if you ask me. Eddie will be "reunited" with his old jerseys. What does that mean? He'll be in the same room with them?
And why post what they're worth, estimated value, if they're not for sale or it's an auction? Seems like they stress the cost, or value of them in the title and story. Why bother?
I'm guess I'm cynical. But I sense a build up to an upcoming sale or auction.
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There's an annual Bay Area Classic Rendezvous Coppi's Birthday ride. Of course Bianchi bikes are De rigueur...

Bret Horten has frequently attended the post ride luncheons. He's always brought a nice collection of classic show and tell swag.

In this 2010 picture are a pair of gloves that Eddy wore during one of his TdF wins.



Just holding them drastically enhanced my mojo!

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^That's a cool pic @verktyg. I wasn't aware of the annual Coppi ride. I drop in on the C-R list occasionally, but not as frequently as this forum. I may try to elbow my way onto the Coppi ride, perhaps next time his birthday (Sept. 15) falls on a weekend.
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
^That's a cool pic @verktyg. I wasn't aware of the annual Coppi ride. I drop in on the C-R list occasionally, but not as frequently as this forum. I may try to elbow my way onto the Coppi ride, perhaps next time his birthday (Sept. 15) falls on a weekend.
It's usually held in late winter for whatever reason???

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Originally Posted by Kactus View Post
I do like the simplicity of the old jerseys vs. the rolling bill boards we see today.
Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Rolling billboard? Yeah, but the nostalgia beats modern 'racer wannabe' image.
Here is one I should seek.

lol....get off my lawn...

Of course we like the older, that's why we are on this forum!
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Originally Posted by Kactus View Post
I do like the simplicity of the old jerseys vs. the rolling bill boards we see today.
Exactly!
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