Ken Patera Autograph

Kenneth Wayne Patera (born November 6, 1943) is an American retired professional wrestler, Olympic weightlifter, and strongman competitor from the United States. More about Ken Patera

Current items with a signature of Ken Patera

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Picture Item Title Price Store
thumbnail1982 Wrestling All-Stars #31 Ken Patera Series A PSA 7 NEAR MINT+ Autographed$399.00logo
thumbnailKen Patera Signed 1988 WWF Hostess Trading Card #9 Autograph WWE AWA Wrestling $49.95logo
thumbnailKen Patera WWF Wrestling Signed Turnbuckle PSA COA WWE$249.99logo
thumbnailM126 Ken Patera signed vintage Wrestling Photo w/COA **BONUS**$20.00logo
thumbnailSigned WWF LJN Wrestling Figure MOC Signed KEN PATERA Poster Autographed JSA WWE$999.99logo
Ken Patera, from a Czech-American family, was strong and extraordinarily athletic, with many people in his family also successful in athletics. His brother, Jack Patera, played football for the Baltimore Colts and was the head coach for the Seattle Seahawks from 1976 until 1982. His brother, Dennis Patera, played for the San Francisco 49ers. Ken played football at Cleveland High School in Portland, Oregon, and wrestled at 193 pounds. Track and field was his first love, however, and he competed in the high hurdles and high jump, but a serious ankle injury forced him to switch to the shot put and discus in high school. Ken grew to become one of the nation's premier track and field weight throwers, competing at Brigham Young University. After his disappointing sixth-place finish in the shot-put at the 1968 Olympic trials, he turned his full and complete attention towards Olympic weightlifting.

Before becoming a professional wrestler, Patera was a highly decorated Olympic weightlifter. He won several medals at the 1971 Pan American Games (including gold in the weightlifting total), and finished second in the 1971 World Weightlifting Championships just behind Vasily Alekseyev. On his native soil, Patera won four consecutive U.S. Weightlifting Championships in the super heavyweight class from 1969 to 1972. He was the first American to clean and jerk over 500 lbs (227 kg), which he accomplished at the 1972 Senior Nationals in Detroit. He is also the only American to clean and press 500 lbs (227 kg), and was the last American super heavyweight for years to excel at weightlifting at an international level. At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, Patera was expected to be a serious competitor to Vasily Alekseyev, but he failed to total and was not among the medal recipients. Vasily Alekseyev even stated to the media that Patera was even stronger than him, illustrated by a 550-pound overhead push press (off the racks) that Patera had allegedly done in practice. Nevertheless, when it came to competing, Alekseyev was always the winner. After the clean and press (a lift in which Patera was disproportionately talented) was eliminated from competition, Patera retired from weightlifting. Read even more about Ken Patera at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of Ken Patera

In total, we tracked 150 items since 01/01/2008. The chart below shows the trade volume over time.

The most expensive item with a signature of Ken Patera (WWE WWF OLYMPIC CHAMPION KEN PATERA SIGNED ORIGINAL 1987 PROMO PHOTO 8.5 X 11) was sold in November 2020 for $249.99 while the cheapest item (2016 Leaf Wrestling Signature Series Ken Patera Red Ink Autograph) found a new owner for $0.99 in May 2019. The month with the most items sold (6) was December 2020 with an average selling price of $14.35 for an autographed item of Ken Patera. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in August 2013 with $124.72 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $0.99 was May 2019. In average, an autographed item from Ken Patera is worth $12.00.

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

Picture Item Title Price Store
thumbnail2014 Leaf Original Wrestling Ken Patera Yellow Auto Autograph #36/99$8.39logo
thumbnail2014 Leaf Originals Wrestling Autograph card KP1 Ken Patera 49/99$14.99logo
thumbnail2014 Leaf Originals Wrestling KEN PATERA Alternate Art Auto WWF Autograph$14.99logo
thumbnail2014 Leaf Originals Wrestling KEN PATERA Auto Yellow /99 Autograph WWE WWF$14.99logo
thumbnail2014 Leaf Originals Wrestling Ken Patera Signed Auto On Card$7.40logo
thumbnail2016 Leaf Signature Series Wrestling Ken Patera Purple Ink Autograph Card Auto$14.99logo
thumbnail2016 Leaf Signature Series Wrestling Ken Patera Purple Ink Card CSG 9 Auto 10$34.99logo
thumbnailKen Patera 2014 Leaf Originals Wrestling Autograph WWE red back 06/10$30.99logo
thumbnailKen Patera WWF Autographed 8x10 Photo w/ COA 081921MGL2$25.54logo