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Let’s get swaggy.

Recently your Tomahawk Nation Staff was shooting the bull on the 19th hole and bragging about what special items we each have in our private FSU memorabilia collections.

I thought it might be fun if everyone posted pictures of their favorite FSU memorabilia with whatever, if any, history you may want to add.

The TN staff and readership can appraise your item. We will tell you the retail price of what you might expect to receive if you can find the right buyer in the right setting who needs to have it right now, and what you could possibly get in an auction setting. Please remember auctions always have additional fees to consider (and that’s not including our finder fees.)

I asked the rest of the TN staff to show us their Kodak or Polaroid pictures of their favorite items in their own personal FSU memorabilia collection, but they all know I am better than them, so I will assume they will all stay in their own lanes.

Instead, please share your favorite pics and whatever history you remember about it in the comment section, or if you want to get creative do a Fanpost and if worthy we will promote it.

Here are my TOP 13 favorite items from my collection of my TOP 13 FSU memorabilia collection.

No. 13: SAMMY SEMINOLE

I somehow retained this coffee mug in a divorce settlement. Yes, I know it’s racist. Yes, it’s offensive. Yes, I am all for Sammy Seminole being canceled. And yes, if the TN community demands I will take a hammer and post pics showing it destroyed in pieces.

No. 12: FSU HOT SAUCE

While this may seem insignificant and petty to most, and while it has that damn new logo, it’s still pretty cool to me because my sister and her Gator husband, who together raised a Gator niece o’mine, thought enough to buy me this while they were vacationing somewhere sometime.

Unopened. $7.95 original sticker is still on bottom. Experts we spoke with* value this item in the $18.00-$20.00 range {in mint condition}.

LOGO: NEW SCHOOL

*editor’s note: Frank talked to himself in a mirror.

No. 11 : FSU VINTAGE HARD PLASTIC LOGO EMBOSSED CUPS

Even to this very day, this is my daily go to drinking cup for water and fluids (not limited to Seminole Fluid.)

These are the free cups FSU would give when you purchased a large Coke at the swayin’ erector set. We would order a Coke in these cups but would ask them to put as much ice as possible before they added the soda. Then we would top it off from the bourbon flask we would sneak in stuffed inside our white athletic socks in our jeans.

As a poor college student living off campus, during my first few games at Doak I was in awe at how many people would leave behind these great plastic cups in the stands and I would go around and pick up the empty cups on my way out. After my first 3 or 4 games and about 200 of these cups later, I realized I was now too cool and it was beneath me to pick up these cups while leaving the stadium. Today, I am paying the price for this youthful ignorance because I am now down to my last 3 FSU cups.

LOGO: REAL OLD SCHOOL

No. 10: FSU SPEAR HELMET COFFEE MUG

I rarely use it except when we serve American coffee to any scUM or ‘Turd friend or family that are visiting.

This 1986 FSU Spear Helmet Coffee Mug is very rare and is a highly sought after collectible for the discriminating FSU collector. I would say the retail price to the right buyer could fetch as much as $27 to the right buyer in the right setting at the right time.

LOGO: OLD SCHOOL

No. 9: LIMITED EDITION* FSU BEER MUG WITH PEWTER AND STAINED GLASS LOGO

This is a very rare find and very highly collectible that any true FSU collector would love to have in their private FSU man-cave/bar. The experts we talked to told us that they can realistically see it going in the right auction setting, for anywhere from $61-$77 (USD) to the right buyer.

LOGO: OLD SCHOOL

No. 8: FSU COFFEE MUG

Another one of the those that I use to troll guests. Value: 16 dollars American.

LOGO: OLD SCHOOL

No. 7: FSU’s DALVIN COOK BOBBLE HEAD WEARING HIS #4 FSU UNIFORM

No. 6: Bobby Bowden Bobblehead celebrating the 1999 Wire-to-Wire 20th Anniversary National Championship.

No. 5: BUSTER POSEY BOBBLE HEAD IN HIS FSU UNIFORM

No. 4: FSU’s FACE COVERINGS

My favorite is the one at the bottom with the FSU LOGO over the mouth. With all this #GATORVIRUS19 going around town down here, the timing is great, they’re really comfortable, good looking, and every time I wear one I get so many chops from other Noles.

No. 3: THE FSU TAG CURRENTLY ON MY CAR

This is the actual FSU tag on my car that has been following me for many years. As you can see it is one of the original FSU tags (original red and silver colors) released in the early 2000’s and before the 2013 National Championship plates came out.

I have absolutely no idea how I am still allowed to have this tag on my car, but I’m not about to call them and question it, because OLD SCHOOL RULES, NEW SCHOOL DROOLS, and I am groovy with it.

LOGO: OLD SCHOOL

No. 2: FSU STAINED GLASS SEMINOLE CHIEF WALL ART

This is my second favorite item in my FSU collection and is what I can best describe as the old logo framed in a stained glass type format, with artistic liberties taken (probably for copyright reasons). This is a hand crafted work of art by an unknown, but obviously very gifted artist, which was given to me by a lady friend from Tally. It measures about 25”w X 20”h including the wood frame.

I called in my friend who is an expert on these type of items and he verified the age and gave it an estimated value of $1800 to $2000 for the right buyer. However, this item is not for sale at this time.

LOGO: OLD SCHOOL

No. 1: FSU Beer Bottle Coozy with Zipper

Long story short, I kept this at my parents house for whenever I wanted to drink a Heineken beer while there. After years of wear and tear, it finally bottomed out. On a couple of occasions I tried to crazy glue the bottom to make it stay put, but to no avail. It was past it’s prime and needed to be put down. I would always complain that the glue would not hold and how I needed to buy and bring over a new one.

Then one day when I went to use it I found my mother had sewn the bottom of my beer bottle koozy so that it would hold my beer forever. This is one of the many beautiful memories I have left of my incredible mother.

LOGO: OLD SCHOOL