If the Gil Hodges autograph is the coolest memorabilia handed down from my mom, this is probably the coolest memorabilia handed down from my dad.
It is a charcoal trace of the rock legend Jimi Hendrix’s tombstone. As the story goes, a friend of my dad’s own him a favor so he gave him this, which of course he got during a trip to Hendrix’s memorial way back when. It is a little oddball, a little different but I still think it is wicked cool and perhaps one of my favorite music memorabilia. (The Rage Against the Machine signed CD is still #1 in my book.)