Lot # 11: 1933 Sport Kings Duke Kahanamoku #20 PSA 8 NM-MT

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One of the greatest swimmers and surfers of all time, Kahanamoku was a five-time Olympic medalist who once shattered the world record in swimming’s 100 yard freestyle by an incredible 4.6 seconds. As a surfer, Duke was without rival, preferring a traditional wooden board constructed in the fashion of ancient “olo” boards, measuring 16 feet long and weighing 114 lbs. Beyond sports, Kahanamoku once performed what has been described as “the most superhuman surfboard rescue act in the history of the world.” In 1925, Kahanamoku rescued eight men from a capsized fishing vessel . Battling heavy surf, the former Olympian plucked individual fisherman from the water, placed them on his surfboard and raced them back to shore. In the time other rescuers with more modern equipment rescued no more than two men, “The Big Kahuna” made eight lifesaving trips back and forth to shore. Olympian. Actor. Swimmer. Surfer. Lawman. Businessman. Duke Kahanmoku was all of those things and more. Don’t miss this special opportunity to own this prized artifact from this true American hero, encased in a glorious PSA 8 holder.

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