Samu Qureshi’s passion for the Washington Redskins–and Redskins memorabilia soaks up more than half of his 4,000-square foot home.
Yes, he’s still married.
It all started–as most sports collections do–with football cards.
He’s still got them, but for Bethesda, Maryland real estate agent Samu Qureshi, it’s a tiny part of his massive and valuable collection.
Qureshi owns a nice home near his favorite franchise and he’s filled it with thousands of Redskins items, pre-dating the team’s arrival in the nation’s capital. He owns hundreds of game-used jerseys, game-used helmets, over 50 team-signed footballs, dating back to the 1937 and 1942 championship teams and all five Super Bowl teams.
He’s got Vince Lombardi’s cleats. Pennants on the ceiling. Newspapers stacked high. Signs. Joe Gibbs’ old headsets and more than 1,000 game programs, including one from the team’s first win in 1932 when they were known as the Boston Braves. It’s an unofficial Redskins museum that he shares with his wife, Valerie Grissom.
Qureshi writes a column on the team’s memorabilia and history for the Redskins’ website and after taking a peek at his collection, there’s no sense arguing he has the largest collection of vintage Redskins memorabilia anywhere: