A memorabilia visionary of sorts, Jimmy Gaffney realized early on that anything connected with Secretariat might someday be of historic value. Working in concert with groom Eddie Sweat and regular Meadow Stable farrier George Collins, he began collecting the racing plates and nails whenever the colt was shod beginning early in Secretariat's career even prior to his maiden race.
The nails - each initially cataloged and officially documented were typically sealed inside individual envelopes or boxes containing Gaffney's meticulous handwritten notes documenting the shodding and collection dates. Obtained directly from Secretariat's race-worn shoes which were produced by either the Thoro'bred or Victory Racing Plate Companies, these nails have been kept in protected storage since their acquisition.
The originality and scarcity of these authenticated nails provides any serious sports memorabilia collector an increasingly rare investment opportunity. Individual Secretariat Nails have recently sold for as much $8,000 and have been featured in numerous publications including the Antiques Roadshow official publication, "Insider."
All nails come with an accompanying cataloged Certificate of Authenticity and an official photograph from the corresponding race. Shipping of nails will include insurance.
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