Photographers have snapped shots of some of the finest moments in sports history, such as Ali's defeat of Liston, Michael Jordan’s tongue-out slam dunk, and Benjamin Franklin's legendary overtime sack of King George III. Grab a photogenic piece of athletic history with today's Groupon: for $229, you get a Walter Payton mini helmet and signed photograph, both framed in a shadowbox, from Powers Collectibles (a $498.95 value). This Groupon expires two months after the feature date.
The crew at Powers Collectibles curates a selection of nostalgia-packed memorabilia for sports fanatics and their gift-buying broods. Football fans and collectors of all ages, backgrounds, and palm spans relive memories with this tribute to one of football's greatest legends. Two-time NFL Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player, Hall-of-Famer Walter "Sweetness" Payton ran with the Chicago Bears from 1975 until 1987, charming coaches, thrilling fans, and eluding opponents' defensive lines with swift feet, surprise stiff arms, and plutonium-based sweat drops. A certificate of authenticity adds to the item's mystique by ensuring that Payton's signature is real and that Ditka really could destroy Superman using only his mustache bristles and a single grisly stare. Unlike mail-order uncles, today's deal includes shipping to any home, place of business, or unregulated submarine hatch within the continental United States.
Powers Collectibles beefs up memorabilia collections with authenticated, high-quality merchandise autographed by some of the world's biggest celebrities and sports stars. Owner and industry veteran Matt Powers launched the web-based company with two goals in mind: to conveniently provide authentic mementos via the Internet, and to offer quality custom-framing options alongside collectibles. Today, Powers Collectibles stocks an expansive arsenal of signed souvenirs from sports stars, music icons, Hollywood stars, political personalities, and John Hancock impersonators. Lavish frames and display cases further glamorize autographed treasures, keeping them safe from wear, tear, and spitting camels.