"To anyone who cares about the NWA, its history, and, of course, the famous "Ten Pounds of Gold," this book really is a necessity." - Tim Hornbaker, LegacyOfWrestling.com
"...a love letter to championship belts, ones that have deep meaning and stand for something." - Greg Oliver, Slam! Wrestling (slam.canoe.ca)
"The book, beautifully illustrated and drenched in history, is worth its weight in gold." - Mike Mooneyham, Charleston Post & Courier
In October of 2008, Dick Bourne and Dave Millican had the rare opportunity to inspect and photograph the genuine NWA world heavyweight championship belt worn and defended in the 1970s and 1980s by Ric Flair, Terry Funk, Harley Race, and others. Not long afterwards, Bourne decided to put together a book about the history and construction of the NWA belt, a chance to share with others the opportunity they had been fortunate enough to have. The result was “Ten Pounds of Gold".
This Revised & Expanded Second Edition of the 2009 book contains 70 additional pages of photographs, memorabilia, and historical information, plus a new title history chapter with behind the scenes details, and an expanded chapter on the night the belt was first presented and defended.
Plus all the material in the original book including champion profiles, detailed and close-up photos of the belt itself and a detailed history of how it was made.
Drawing from their interest, experience, and research, Bourne and Millican proudly present the NWA belt as you’ve never seen it before. A belt enthusiast's dream come true. As one of their customers once wrote, "The only thing that could be better would be to hold the actual belt. This book is that good."
"Now we go to school: Ten Pounds of Gold has everything you always wanted to know about the NWA belt ...but were too much of a mark to ask." -Scott Bowden, Kentucky Fried Rasslin'
"From cover to cover, the book is amazing. Any old school wrestling fan out there should order this book today." - Mark James, MemphisWrestlingHistory.com
"A fabulous book!" - James. J. Dillon