Originally written March 28, 2013 on Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle:
I randomly came across a cool card on eBay and though I didn't win it I was inspired to check around for similar items of this iconic figure. One stood out from the rest and I decided I couldn't let the opportunity pass me by. Win or lose, I would try. When the dust settled, the below AMAZING autograph was mine and an all-time White Whale was secured in my collection.John Wooden, one of the greatest, if not the greatest, coaches to ever lead a team and the preeminent figure at my Alma mater of UCLA. Seriously, I'm still surprised I landed this beauty, complete with PSA/DNA Certification. The photo is fantastic, showing the Coach teaching young minds; the picture of Wooden in the small oval near "UCLA Bruins" is just icing on this sweet cake. I began my studies at UCLA in 2009 and graduated in 2011 but never had the pleasure of meeting Coach Wooden before he passed in 2010. Owning his John Hancock was actually something I never really thought about, mostly becau...
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