Original 1936 Olympics basketball estimated at $50,000

An original basketball from the 1936 Olympics, held in Berlin under the Nazis, will be offered at Goldin Auctions in Baltimore on July 12 with an estimate of $50,000.

The ball is being consigned by Jim Stewart of Windsor, Ontario, whose father was a member of the 1936 Windsor Ford V8s - the team that represented Canada in the tournament.

1936 Berlin Olympics
The Ford V8s represented Canada at basketball in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin

Stewart told the Windsor Star, a local newspaper: "It's like anything else, if you can get a souvenir, you take it".

"He wanted a memento from the game and ended up with the ball at the end of the game."

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