FLORENCE GRIFFITH JOYNER HANDWRITTEN NOTE SIGNED, "Lots of Love, Florence Griffith Joyner", on yellow colored 3 x 5 card, written to her uncle, by the now-famous American Track & Field athlete, in full: "To: My uncle Marvin B. Scott, Thanks for all the love and support you've given me! Lots of Love, Florence Griffith Joyner." In fine condition.
Florence Delorez Griffith–Joyner (1959-1998), also known as Flo-Jo, was an American track and field athlete. She is considered the fastest woman of all time based on the fact that the world records she set in 1988 for both the 100 m and 200 m still stand. At the time of this note to her uncle she was a senior at Jordan High School in Los Angeles where she set high school records in sprinting and long jump. Her international fame was to be many years in the future. In 1987 she married Al Joyner, the Olympic triple-jump champion of 1984. He would soon start coaching her full-time in preparation for the upcoming Olympics. At the 1988 Summer Olympics she won four Olympic medals, three gold, and one silver. In 1989 she announced her retirement due to the responsibilities of many business opportunities outside of sprinting. She died in her sleep as a result of an epileptic seizure in 1998 at the age of 38.