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Signed Roger Bannister: “However ordinary each of us may seem...”

$1,800.00

"However ordinary each of us may seem, we are all in some way special, and can do things that are extraordinary, perhaps until then…even thought impossible."  -Roger Bannister
Roger Gilbert Bannister born March 23, 1929, in Harrow, Middlesex, England. Bannister is the first man in history to run a mile in less than four minutes, a feat that was considered impossible in 1954. Up until he accomplished this, most people thought the four-minute mark was impossible to break. They thought the human body couldn’t physically go that fast – that it would collapse under the pressure.
No-one could run a mile in less than four minutes.
It was impossible.
You were crazy to even try.
That was, until Bannister proved everyone wrong.
What was truly incredible is that once he crashed through that barrier, the rest of the world saw that it was possible, and this barrier that had stood for thousands of years, would now be broken routinely.
Tony Robbins has used the story of Roger Bannister in his seminars regularly to explain how we as humans can break through mental barriers when we realize that those barriers are just that, mental barriers as evidenced by the many runners that broke the seemingly impossible four minute barrier soon after Bannister proved it's possibility.
This beautiful piece is a copy of a photo taken from that record-breaking day in 1954. This 12X16 black and white photo, depicts Roger Bannister crossing the finish line. In the top right corner, in black felt tip pen, is written "Roger Bannister May 6th, 1954", in Roger Bannister’s own hand.
Below the signed photo, and centered on the frame, is an inspirational quote from Bannister himself.
"However ordinary each of us may seem, we are all in some way special, and can do things that are extraordinary, perhaps until then…even thought impossible."  -Roger Bannister
All of this is beautifully framed in our hand built, contemporary, wide frame, enhanced with professional white matting.
As with all of our works, every piece is original.  Only the highest quality materials have been used in the assembly of this item.  Sourced from the best manufacturers around the world, we build every frame tailored specifically for the item it will hold.  Protected with 99% UV museum quality glass, and carefully crafted with acid free paper whenever possible.  Our premium wood moldings are cut using the newest technology and every single piece is assembled and inspected by our team here in Los Angeles.
All autographs have been authenticated by third party experts from the top authenticators in the country, and notarized certificates of authenticity are included in a black leather portfolio.  Copies of the original authentications are kept on file with Billionaire Collectibles and can be retrieved by the original purchaser.
We stand 100% behind all of our works of art, and offer a lifetime guarantee on every piece, for as long as you own it.
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