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Kentucky Pickers: Smashing the Cardinal decanter


If there’s one thing Kentucky fans love more than their teams, it’s the stuff they can buy to support them. KSR wants to see your odd and unique UK memorabilia. No, not just your run of the mill UK flag or t-shirt collection. We want the weird stuff. Have a stuffed Wildcat eating a cardinal? Send it in. A portrait of John Calipari made entirely of popcorn? Send it in. The odder, the better.

The pictures and stories keep rolling in! Today’s Kentucky Pickers submission is from KSR reader Louis. Louis’ grandmother gave him a Cardinal decanter, which is probably worth some money, but instead of cherishing it or selling it, what did the blue blooded Kentucky fan do? He filmed a video of himself smashing it prior to the 2012 Kentucky/Louisville Final Four game. Doron Lamb, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and Anthony Davis did their part, too.

Two days in and we already have our first update! After we posted the original 1996 and 1998 Championship banners last night, Colton Covington wrote in to share a picture of his grandfather’s 1949 Championship banner that he bought at the same auction:


Colton said his grandfather also bid on the ’96 and ’98 banners, but missed them barely. His 1949 banner was the original that hung in Memorial Coliseum.

Think you can do better? Send us a picture of your unique “UK junk” along with the story behind it and we’ll post the best ones on the website. Email pictures to [email protected] with the subject heading “Kentucky Pickers.”

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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4 Comments for Kentucky Pickers: Smashing the Cardinal decanter

  1. Got CAL?
    9:04 pm May 2, 2013 Permalink

    How much did UK sell the banners for?

  2. MrWildcat
    9:09 pm May 2, 2013 Permalink

    It is actually my grandfathers, Michael Allman.

  3. James
    10:30 pm May 2, 2013 Permalink

    One of the banners was traded for a washing machine to be used in the men’s locker room

  4. Dave
    10:52 am May 3, 2013 Permalink

    I’ve got the original reel to reel tapes of the Rupp/Coca Cola training sessions/commercial from the early 1950s.

    I tried to get a copy to Calipari but some blue suited old dipshit wouldn’t let me.