Ep. 11: Collecting Muhammad Ali

Most people collect baseball cards or stamps, but author Jonathan Eig collected Muhammad Ali. From stories, to photos, to coveted memorabilia—including an exceedingly rare Heavyweight Champion token—the author pieced together a complex picture of Ali’s life.

In the latest episode of our podcast, Eig takes us on a tour of some of his most meaningful Ali keepsakes, and tells the story behind one especially distinctive treasure. See a few of the items we discussed with the author below.

An autographed glove from Eig's collection of Ali memorabilia.

Just a few of Ali's magazine covers from Eig's massive collection.


Muhammad Ali's three-time heavyweight championship ring. He gave a few of these to members of his entourage. 

Learn more about what Muhammad Ali's life growing up in Louisville was like in Eig's book: "ALI: A Life." Preorder your copy via the link below.

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