What MLB National League All-Star held the record for stolen bases (938) until Rickey Henderson came along and surpassed it in 1991? If you guessed Lou Brock, you are correct! Born June 18,1939 in El Dorado, Arkansas to a family of sharecroppers, left fielder Lou Brock was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985, his first year of eligibility, Lou played a total of 19 MLB seasons, 16 of those seasons as a St. Louis Cardinal. Lou became the first player ever to steal 50 bases and hit 20 home runs in the same season! After his retirement from baseball, Lou became a popular TV Broadcaster for the Cardinals. Sadly, Lou passed away on September 6, 2020.
Raisins dancing and singing to Marvin Gaye's hit song "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"? That's not going to work! Wrong! This brilliant advertising campaign, funded by the California Raisin Advisory Board (CALRAB) and first aired on September 14, 1986, went viral and eventually won an Emmy and an additional nomination. They were cute and they could perform, singing the praises of California raisins to their fast growing and adoring audience.: There was even a 13-episode California Raisins Saturday Morning Cartoon show in the late 80's. Yes, from 1986 to 1998, the California Raisins seemed to be everywhere! They appeared on lunch boxes, notebooks, clothing, record albums, posters and even toilet paper!. A highly successful California Raisins Fanclub began in 1987! Even though the campaign featuring these lovable clay-animated figurines has long since ended, serious collectors are still caught up in California Raisin-mania!
The category is Legendary Game Show Hosts. Your clue: This Canadian born entertainer has hosted the syndicated game show, Jeopardy, since 1984. If you chose Alex Trebek you are correct! George Alexander (Alex) Trebek is under contract to host the popular show through 2022 at a salary of $10 million per year! Alex has hosted a plethora of other game shows throughout his long, public career including Battlestars, Classic Concentration, To Tell the Truth, The Wizard of Odds and Double Dare. He has been married to Jean Currivan Trebek since 1990. Alex became a United States citizen in 1998. So, the big question, the one everyone is wondering about, Is Alex Trebek good at trivia? In a 2008 Esquire magazine interview Alex said, " I would do fairly well among senior citizens (Alex is 80 years old) but I'd be no match for the better Jeopardy players" America loves you, Alex, and wishes you a fast recovery!
The hugely popular collectible genre known as petroliana comprises a wide variety of categories. The thing that all petroliana items have in common is that they are all related in some way to gas stations and/or the petroleum industry. A popular decor choice for the ultimate in man caves, petroliana enthusiasts will travel to the 'ends of the earth' for the privilege of bringing home rusty advertising signs, old oil cans, and a plethora of other items that formerly resided in service stations across the United States. FYI: A 48" Red Hat Royal gasoline sign that had resided in a private collection for over 25 years, recently sold for a staggering $66K in auction! In another example, a porcelain Houston Gasoline sign featuring Texas legend Sam Houston on horseback sold for $33,600! These occurrences are common as petroliana fever infects more and more collectors eager to document and even recreate the past!
This popular jewelry and luxury watch designer, Buccellati, was founded in 1919 by Mario Buccellati in Milan, Italy. By the 1950's they had reached the United States, opening stores in Palm Beach, Florida and on Fifth Avenue in New York. Stores eventually appeared in Paris, London, Hong Kong, Sidney, Moscow and many other prime locations throughout the world. The company has since continued to thrive and has established itself as one of the world's most important designers of gold, silver and platinum jewelry. A Buccellati piece will range in cost from approximately $2K - $50K making their designs available to a wide range of customers. In September of 2019 Compagnie Financiere Richemont, a Switzerland-based luxury goods holding company, acquired Buccellati.
This artist's name is Brian Donnelly but he is best known throughout the art world simply as KAWS. He resides and works in Brooklyn New York creating much sought after and unique sculptures, acrylic paintings on canvas as well as screen prints But he is most recognized for his BFF figures, clothing, skate decks and limited edition toys. His work can be seen in galleries and museums around the world as well as in many private celebrity collections. Like Banksy and Shepard Fairey, KAWS career began with an obsession with street graffiti. In case you are wondering KAWS doesn't mean anything significant, the artist just liked the way the letters KAWS looked together. Up for a treat? Check out the work he did in collaboration with Dior at the Paris Fashion Week in 2019! FYI: A KAWS painting recently sold at a record breaking (for the artist) price of $14.7 million at Sotheby's in Hong Kong!
A Texas native, this legendary major league baseball player was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937. He was considered to be one of the best center fielders in the game of baseball at the young age of 22! Tris began his long career with the Boston Red Sox in 1912 but was traded in 1916 to what would become his primary career team, the Cleveland Indians. During his 1919 season with the Indians, Tris assumed a player/manager position which he held for the rest of his career. Only Willie Mays, with 7,022 bested Tris' 6,783 career putouts. One of the truly all time greats ,Tris Speaker passed away on December 8, 1958.
This truly iconic jazz legend was nominated for a whopping 32 Grammy awards. He was awarded eight over the course of his four decade career. The first in 1960 and the last, posthumously, in 1993. Miles Dewey Davis lll was born on May 26, 1926 in Alton, Illinois. He was a major contributor to the world of jazz and was instrumental in the development of jazz fusion and bebop. Davis's mother wanted him to play the violin but the trumpet, his father's preference, won out! A great influence in Miles' life was saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker who he actually roomed with in New York City. Davis attended Juilliard School, a performing arts conservatory in New York City, briefly but left after becoming dissatisfied with their program. His 1959 "Kind of Blue", his most successful album, went platinum after unit sales hit four million! Miles Davis passed away on September 28,1991.
Basically if the dollar is down, gold is up! If it takes more dollars to buy an ounce of gold because the dollar has been devalued due to a drop in confidence, the price of gold will spike, as we have recently seen. The economic condition of the US and the world due to the pandemic, has dramatically shaken people's confidence in the dollar and other world currencies as well, Gold represents tangible wealth as well as a hedge on inflation that consumers can 'count on' to retain its value. People feel safer with gold than they do an unpredictable paper dollar. *A friendly security caveat on the gold buying experience: If you buy gold and store it, tell only one person, preferably a trusted loved one, the location you have chosen!
He was born Frederic Sackrider Remington in Canto, New York on October 4, 1861. He became an iconic artist known for his depictions of the The Old West in the form of sculpture, paintings, illustrations and writings. His fame grew to the point where other renowned Western artists of the time became known as members of the "School of Remington". Remington's focus as an artist was always on the people and animals of the West with landscape being secondary. His works are highly collectible and bring impressive prices in auction houses. "Coming Through The Rye" sold at Christie's New York for $11,223,500 which was a record setting price for a work of Remington's.
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