From Official World Record – the European organization of record events with the greatest projection and highest verification standards are pleased to present a new and very special record event, perhaps it is not one of the most spectacular that we have in our databases but what makes it special is the tenacity and love for colors. Located over 120 miles from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri via I-70, Manhattan, Kansas, USA, is home to the world’s largest collection of Kansas City Chiefs Related Memorabilia.
Curt Herrman, Chiefs super-fan and owner of the record setting collection, began building his “Chiefseum,” as he puts it, when he was just eight-years old.
Over 50 years and 642 pieces of Kansas City Chiefs Related Memorabilia later, Herrman, who is also a Manhattan-Ogden school-board member, is potentially on the verge of holding his own spot in the Official World Records.
“I think getting the world record would make it kind of make me feel like it’s been worthwhile,” Herrman said.
The collection covers just about every wall and fills just about every shelf in the basement of Herrman’s home and is enough to take just about anyone’s breath away, Chiefs fan or not.
“A lot of times I’ll kind of think to myself, ‘okay, I’ve got enough, I need to slow down because I’m running out of space and I have to make more room’,” Herrman said. “And then I’ll happen to be driving through a small town and there’s a little antique store. I’ll pull in and there will be three or four things in there that I just can’t live without.”
Through antique-store adventures, bidding wars on eBay, efforts to get items signed by former Chiefs players and determination to keep items gifted to him by friends and family, Herrman has built up quite the variety of items.
One wall is covered in items related to Chiefs-legend Derrick Thomas, while other and shelves are filled with signed jerseys, old newspaper clippings, posters, model cars, player figurines and much more.
Among the more valuable items in the collection is an old Christmas card signed by, among others, Lamar Hunt, former Chiefs owner and co-founder of the American Football League (now known as the American Football Conference).
The items in Herrman’s “Chiefseum” also span much of the Kansas City Chief’s history, with one of the oldest items dating back to when the team was located in Dallas, Texas, and known as the Texans.
Going forward, Herrman hopes his collection of him will build enough attention that he will get an in-person meeting with a Kansas City Chiefs player.
“My dream is, if I get the world record and the news gets around, that someone like Patrick Mahomes might say ‘I’d love to see that collection,'” Herrman said.
Until then, Herrman plans to continue watching Chiefs games on his flat-screen T.V. with friends and family in a room that is home to a sports-memorabilia collection few can rival.
RIDING A BULL AT 65 YEARS OF AGE
Texan James (Ben) Hanlon becomes the oldest man to ride a bull. It is world record that has registered Official World Record.
2-James (Ben) Hanlon has become the longest man to ride a bull. At 65 years of age, he did it in Athens, Texas and beats Greg Casteel 59 years of age. The marking look place at the Bull Riding of Athens on Saturday 30th January.
At 12 hours, this veteran cowboy, climbed with determination on the animal to make a bull riding that has already gone down in history. Few youngsters are capable of riding a bull and trying to keep their balance. But this man at 65 years of age did not think about it and mounted be a specimen to carry out the challenge. He did not want to miss the opportunity to dedicate a feat as a tribute to his friend Kenneth McKee, a great friend of his and a great fan of bull riding. McKee passed away last year.
For Hanlon this sport is not only a hobby, it’s almost a way of life. From the age of 13 he rode bulls in Texas rodeos. This is a man who was part of the United States air Force.
The mark has been registered with Official World Record, the entity that the Texan has chosen to accredit the record. According to this cowboy because it offers him more guarantees than other companies in the business.
This record will also be the first to be recorded from the newly incorporated Official World Record headquarters for the Caribbean and the USA.
Congratulations to both.