Dick Fosbury Autograph

Richard Douglas Fosbury (March 6, 1947 – March 12, 2023) was an American high jumper, who is considered one of the most influential athletes in the history of track and field. He won a gold medal at the 1968 Olympics, revolutionizing the high jump event with a "back-first" technique now known as the Fosbury flop. His method was to sprint diagonally towards the bar, then curve and leap backwards over the bar, which gave him a much lower center of mass in flight than traditional techniques. This approach has seen nearly universal adoption since Fosbury's performance in Mexico. Though he never returned to the Olympics, Fosbury continued to be involved in athletics after retirement and served on the executive board of the World Olympians Association. More about Dick Fosbury

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In 2014, Fosbury unsuccessfully challenged Steve Miller for a seat in the Idaho House of Representatives. Fosbury ran for Blaine County Commissioner against incumbent Larry Schoen in 2018, won the seat, and took office in January 2019.

Born in Portland, Oregon, Fosbury started experimenting with a new high-jumping technique at age 16, while attending Medford High School. Fosbury had difficulty competing using the dominant high-jumping techniques of the period. In his sophomore year, he failed to complete jumps of five feet (1.52 m), the qualifying height for many high-school track meets. This dominant technique, the straddle method, was a complex motion where an athlete went over the high-jump bar facing down, and lifted his legs individually over the bar. Fosbury found it difficult to coordinate all the motions involved in the straddle method, so he began to experiment with other ways of doing the high jump. Read even more about Dick Fosbury at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of Dick Fosbury

In total, we tracked 81 items since 01/01/2008. The chart below shows the trade volume over time.

The most expensive item with a signature of Dick Fosbury (1977-79 Sportscaster The Fosbury Flop Dick Fosbury Signed AUTO PSA/DNA PSA 8 #2) was sold in February 2016 for $5000.00 while the cheapest item (Dick Fosbury autographed card- Panini America) found a new owner for $2.25 in January 2016. The month with the most items sold (4) was May 2013 with an average selling price of $60.00 for an autographed item of Dick Fosbury. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in February 2016 with $5000.00 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $2.25 was May 2009. In average, an autographed item from Dick Fosbury is worth $23.99.

Most recently, these items with a signature of Dick Fosbury were sold on eBay - click here for more items.

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thumbnailDick Fosbury - Olympic Gold Medalist - Signed 3x5 Card$6.50logo
thumbnailDick Fosbury 1968 Olympic Gold High Jump Track Field Signed Autograph Photo MAB$24.99logo
thumbnailDick Fosbury Autograph 8 x 10 --with COA$25.00logo
thumbnailDick Fosbury Autograph Signed Olympic 8x10 Photo The Fosbury Flop$17.49logo
thumbnailDick Fosbury Autographed 8 x 10 Color Photo W/ 68 Gold - Olympics - Fosbury Flop$29.99logo
thumbnailDick Fosbury Autographed 8x10 Color Photo $5.00logo
thumbnailDick Fosbury Flop signed autograph Olympic gold Panini card$12.00logo
thumbnailDick Fosbury Olympic Legend Auto Signed Authentic Signature Leaf card 5/5$9.95logo
thumbnailDick Fosbury SIGNED 8x10 Photo 68 Olympics JSA Authenticated Autograph$80.00logo
thumbnailDick Fosbury Signed 8X10 Photo Autographed USA 1968 Olympic Gold Medalist$30.00logo
thumbnailDick Fosbury The Fosbury Flop Autographed Photo 8x10$25.00logo
thumbnailDick Fosbury- 14X11 Signed Glossy Photograph$22.49logo

Latest News about Dick Fosbury

Great Olympic Moments: Dick Fosbury debuts his flop at the 1968 Mexico City Olym (07/05/12): Dick Fosbury's opening leap in the men's high jump revolutionised the discipline.

U.S. Olympic trials: Q&A with legacy athlete Dick Fosbury (06/23/12): Legend Dick Fosbury talks about his time as an Olympian. Go to news article

Older News Stories about Dick Fosbury

Great Olympic Moments: Dick Fosbury debuts his flop at the 1968 Mexico City Olym (07/2012): Dick Fosbury's opening leap in the men's high jump revolutionised the discipline.