The Olympics are upon us again! With the games come the many collectors and collections that are shared by collectors from all over the globe. Pins, posters, mugs, jackets, you name it; if the Olympic rings are on it, someone is going to collect it. One of the more challenging collections to complete however is that of the Olympic torches. It is said that there are only two people in the world that have all 37 torches. The collecting of torches is a very expensive hobby.
Lucky Burke, a 66 year old CEO of a Houston flooring company, owns 32 torches. Burke loves his collection and claims he will never sell it. His rarest torch is from the 1992 Albertville Winter Games. Price tag? $70,000. Continue reading “Olympic Torches”