THE WORLD CUP OF AUTOGRAPHS: FINAL
READERS VOTED ON HISTORY'S MOST DESIRABLE SIGNATURE
EINSTEIN ROUTS HENRY VIII IN FINAL
FINAL REPORT: Einstein beats Henry VIII 62%-38% to claim crown
Albert Einstein claimed a sensational 62%-38% win against Henry VIII to secure the inaugural World Cup of Autographs title.
Einstein went clear ahead in the first hour after a flurry of early votes.
Henry pulled it back slowly in the following days, but a late influx of votes for the moustachioed lateral-thinker settled jangling nerves.
It means Einstein emerges victorious from the 16 famous names who entered the tournament. His win confirms what many insiders already suspected: that Einstein's autograph is the most desirable in all of collecting.
That's a testament to his world-changing theories, yet also to his iconic look, and engaging personality.
Einstein was in contemplative mood following his victory. "I never think of the future. It comes soon enough," he told the press conference, adding: "Thank you to everyone who voted - it's been fun."
Henry was not available for comment.
RESULTS IN FULL:
Napoleon 86% bt Madonna 14%
George Washington 55% bt Charles Dickens 45%
Pele 60% bt Adolf Hitler 40%
Henry VIII 55% bt Neil Armstrong 45%
Winston Churchill 53% bt John Lennon 47%
JFK 58% bt Marilyn Monroe 42%
Gandhi 54% bt Princess Diana 46%
Einstein 61% bt Elvis Presley 39%
George Washington 54% bt Napoleon 46%
Henry VIII 78% bt Pele 22%
Winston Churchill 70% bt JFK 30%
Einstein 81% bt Gandhi 19%
Henry VIII 63% bt George Washington 37%
Einstein 52% bt Winston Churchill 48%
Einstein 62% bt Henry VIII 38%
Until next time,