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Unique UK memorabilia submitted by radio listeners

After reading the report of the rise in royalties from the sale of UK licensed merchandise, KSR wondered what kind of merchandise people are buying. We all have shirts, hats and shot glasses, but what unique merchandise and memorabilia is out there?

So we asked radio show listeners to send us their wildest UK swag this morning for a chance to win a Final Four print from Stadium Frame. We already gave one print away on the show to a guy who spelled out UK in his roof with blue and white shingles, and we’re looking to give another print away to someone in this group of trinkets.

Check them out and leave your vote in the comments section…

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A Wildcat driving a tractor pulling the Louisville and SEC mascots…

Patrick Patterson lamp…

Kat-Nip flask (traveled to ’75 and ’78 Final Fours)…

Kentucky football Matryoshka dolls (purchased in Russia)…

And the basketball version…

UK toaster…

Wildcats gum…

University of Kentucky trash bag holder…

I don’t know what this is…

UK coin counting jar…

“Tub Club” styrofoam hat…

UK tree face…

Our friend Kevin Jones and his UK pasta…

And your podcast…

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

93 Comments for Unique UK memorabilia submitted by radio listeners



  1. Chris in Henderson
    4:07 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    That toaster is pretty cool!



  2. BPsycho
    4:10 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Well you see, you heat that up until it’s glowing red. Then press against body. Done. SSszzzszszszsszzzzzsssssssssss



  3. RonnyB
    4:12 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    The Flask



  4. Randy Marsh
    4:13 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    The UK tree face is without a doubt the coolest, weirdest thing here; however, a close second has to go to the “Kat Nip” flask that traveled to two final fours. The former takes the uniqueness category, but the latter has a certain nostalgic appeal because it is such a vintage piece of UK memorabilia.



  5. thetruth
    4:18 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Def the flask. I want that



  6. Catlantaman
    4:18 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Of course, the UK Football Nesting Dolls from Russia are the most unique!



  7. RealTalk
    4:21 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    My vote goes to the Wildcat in the tractor! Oh how I wish that I had that to show off in my house to all my rival fans!!



  8. Bicycle Seat Sniffer
    4:21 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t believe for a second that the nesting dolls actually came from Russia. A UK fan with a weird obsession made those at home.



  9. Bicycle Seat Sniffer
    4:23 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Money counter or toaster should win. Both are odd items that someone in a marketing department actually pitched to a “think-tank” and got approval to make. Mind-blowing.



  10. JayJay
    4:25 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I love the football nesting dolls!!! And they DID come from Russia, for reals.



  11. Brooks queen
    4:28 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Toaster…would buy one today!



  12. Real Deal
    4:28 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Basketball nesting dolls are from Russia as well.



  13. JackB
    4:29 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I once had a UK thing you attached to your grill. Then when you put the meat on the grill, it was supposed to sear UK into the meat. It worked very poorly, and I threw it away. The toaster is a similar concept, and actually works. I go with the toaster.



  14. Cara Wesner
    4:30 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I like the toaster the best!



  15. snoopaloop
    4:30 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    is that at trash bag holder or are you just happy to see me?



  16. HumanKevinJones
    4:48 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I’m partial to the Patterson lamp, with the Cat Flask coming in a close 2nd with it’s historic road trips.



  17. Random
    4:50 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I want one of each. The tractor and flask are cool, but the Russian nesting dolls are so random, especially the football dolls! They get my vote.



  18. The Lexingtonienne
    4:51 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Definitely the nesting dolls!



  19. Marilyn H
    4:53 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Gotta go with the UK tree



  20. The Lexingtonienne
    5:00 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Oh wait I think I need to choose which set of nesting dolls… I’m going football!



  21. Matt
    5:06 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I’ve seen the toaster at several stores in Louisville.



  22. catfever
    5:17 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Kat-Nip Flask!



  23. Addison Watson
    5:18 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I love the toaster!!(:



  24. John Wall
    5:24 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Just remembered i have a uk fly swater..haha



  25. Drew
    5:26 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    The flask!!!! UK and Bourbon



  26. Fake Nate
    5:27 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I vote for the toaster.

    Or Michael’s First Edition UK Rubber Ducky.
    Def not his mom’s garter belt.



  27. Bart in Henderson
    5:29 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    TOASTER!



  28. Matt from Hodgenville
    5:41 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    The tractor



  29. Burn My Bread
    5:44 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Toaster



  30. Sherbear
    5:46 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Toaster! If you sell those in the KSR shop I’ll buy one!!!



  31. UK Cats Dominant
    5:46 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    The flask is cool because of the age, The tractor because it is odd but I really want one of those toasters!!



  32. KarDen
    5:54 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I like the toaster too.



  33. Joey Hornback
    5:56 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Has to be the tree face. Why in the world anyone would have such a hideous thing is beyond me!



  34. medcalfa
    5:57 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Toaster!!! Who doesn’t love a good collegiate toast?



  35. JenH
    6:13 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Toaster!



  36. Lesia Wade
    6:17 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    VOTE for the UK football nesting dolls from Russia!



  37. Sandy
    6:19 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    The catnip flask gets my vote it has actually been to the final fours….



  38. Megen
    6:43 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    UK Football Nesting Dolls from Russia



  39. Bart in Henderson
    6:48 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    TOASTER. I remember getting toasted many times at UK.



  40. spookykim
    6:55 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Patterson lamp. That’s hot.



  41. Roland
    6:57 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    The Toaster! Great for tailgating and slinging on toast on opponents HOME floor after a game. Okay, maybe not a good idea to do but one to love doing.



  42. Section 133
    7:01 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Kat nip Flask. My Dad had one of those in the 70’s. I wound up with it and packed it for football games for years. Lost it in the field rush after beating Bama in ’97.



  43. i do not like the university of louisville and more recently the university of indiana
    7:06 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    that shinny metal piece looks like the SPIDER MAN chest logo for his suit but with a uk



  44. Tommy the Wildcat
    7:16 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    That toaster RULEZ!!!



  45. Tom Blevins
    7:30 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I saw s neat Kentucky shirt today. On the back it said in three lines, “THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY” THE GOOD was in Kentucky blue. THE BAD was in Louisville red. THE UGLY was in Tennessee orange.



  46. BPsycho
    7:32 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    #42 Nice.



  47. Pete Crow
    7:32 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I like the tree face



  48. Johnny
    7:33 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Tree face is the most unusual uk item I have seen. Strange but cool.



  49. Justin Hornback
    7:36 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Tree



  50. Roland
    7:37 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    The tree would be great with a PRECIOUS ring.



  51. Kenny H
    7:38 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I like the tree.



  52. Nicole
    7:39 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Tree face!!



  53. Dennis
    7:45 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    The tree is cool.



  54. Steve
    8:03 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I like Tree Face.



  55. BigBlueChan
    8:12 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    My mom was browsing a thrift store and found the Kat-Nip flask for a dollar and bought it for me, and I thought it was a very neat novelty. It gets my vote as well.



  56. UK
    8:21 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Toaster. Great show today in Morganfield.



  57. Patti
    8:24 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I like the toaster.



  58. Eric
    8:31 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I like the tree!



  59. Danny H
    8:33 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Tree



  60. WildcatCarrie
    8:35 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I’m voting for the KatNip flask, but that’s probably just because I’m partial to what goes in it.



  61. Kathy H
    8:36 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Tree



  62. Wildcat Justin
    8:44 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    You can buy the tree thing almost at every UK sport store. I would say the dolls are the most unique.



  63. Kyle Hornback
    8:58 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    The Tree



  64. WildcatWendy
    9:37 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    The flask easy



  65. Corey
    9:38 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I vote for the Tree.



  66. HolmesHall1996
    9:39 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Kat-nip flask is it for me



  67. RobLockIsMyHero
    9:42 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    The kat-nip flask, Bourbon and Basketball, perfect



  68. marta
    9:43 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    The tree face.



  69. DrewM.
    9:45 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I dig the flask



  70. Allison
    10:05 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Has to be that ugly tree thing



  71. Jim
    10:07 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I’ve never seen the tree man before so it gets my vote



  72. HeshimuEvans'2ndGradeTeacher
    10:18 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I wonder how many times the guy who sent in the pic of the tree thing voted for the tree thing in this comment section and who’s keeping an eye on this sorta thing



  73. Mason
    10:23 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Is that shiny thing supposed to be a deer rack? (Matt, hopefully the fish and wildlife people have explained to you a deer rack is its antlers. But anyway I’ll vote or the tree face



  74. Calvin
    10:38 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Definitely the ppat lamp. I had the tubby hat!



  75. sethD
    11:13 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I’m sitting here next to the Patterson lamp right now. My brother actually made it. What makes it even cooler now is the fact that Patterson autographed the from and back. He loved it! He made another lamp also with the #8 on the jersey that’s autographed by the entire team & Cal.



  76. becca
    11:15 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Please, please choose the FOOTBALL nesting dolls!!!! They are too cool! 🙂



  77. UKToaster
    11:29 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Vote for me… The UK toaster! I am amazing and help provide a nutritious breakfast.



  78. CurlyCat
    11:32 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    It’s totally the Tree Face. EVERYBODY needs one! 🙂



  79. Tim
    11:37 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I think I sat by the tree in Rupp and Commonwealth Stadium. It just sits there like a bump on a log. Have to say tree.



  80. Chris
    8:24 am August 8, 2012 Permalink

    Football nesting dolls



  81. Bluegrass
    9:00 am August 8, 2012 Permalink

    Most unique – the lamp
    Coolest – the toaster
    The tree thing is for sale on the Kennedy’s website so Zzzzzzz on that one!



  82. Ricky Penetrator
    9:34 am August 8, 2012 Permalink

    TRACTOR!



  83. Zipzap
    10:35 am August 8, 2012 Permalink

    Love the toaster! That’s a guaranteed ray of sunshine every morning 🙂



  84. Jason
    11:12 am August 8, 2012 Permalink

    The football nesting dolls!



  85. Reality Check
    11:49 am August 8, 2012 Permalink

    I say the KSR crew pick .. because you know everyone that submitted a picture is just having friends come here to vote for it. If i were to choose, I’d pick the PPat lamp or the nesting dolls.

    Toaster and tree face — you can find those pretty easily. Nothing unique about them



  86. iLOVElamp
    3:39 pm August 8, 2012 Permalink

    The PPatt lamp is by far the coolest thing on there. Most unique, best looking, and something I would actually like to show off. Everything else is a decent little trinket item, but the lamp is the best.



  87. Grammy
    4:10 pm August 8, 2012 Permalink

    I like the UK Football Nesting Dolls from Russia.



  88. Tabby
    4:56 pm August 8, 2012 Permalink

    Football nesting dolls 🙂



  89. Abs
    6:35 pm August 8, 2012 Permalink

    Gotta vote for the tree face



  90. Mel
    6:36 pm August 8, 2012 Permalink

    I vote for the tree



  91. Emmy
    6:38 pm August 8, 2012 Permalink

    Tree face!!



  92. Tanner
    6:39 pm August 8, 2012 Permalink

    Tree face is the best



  93. Stephanie
    6:56 am August 9, 2012 Permalink

    The tree is cute.