These medals were made of blood, sweat and tears. Sounds like a cliche, but it's true.
They're Craig Johnston's five league championship medals, which he won with the Liverpool team of the 1980s.
That team ranks among the greatest in sporting history.
That a kid from Speers Point ended up there is some kind of miracle. If there wasn't proof, you wouldn't believe it.
You'll find the proof in the inspiring stories about Johnston's life. You'll also find them in these medals, which he showed us to mark Liverpool winning the league title last Friday for the first time in 30 years.
Johnston turned 60 the day before Liverpool won the title and Australia and New Zealand won the hosting rights to the 2023 Women's World Cup.
There was symmetry all around - just like the perfect shape of a soccer ball.
Johnston spent years travelling the globe between homes in London, Orlando and The Bahamas.
He now lives back home in an apartment overlooking his beloved Newcastle and Nobbys beaches. He'll tell you this is the best place in the world, which is some praise given the corners of the Earth he's seen.
With Johnston having hit the milestone of his 60th birthday, it's a timely moment to reflect on his legacy. His achievements were truly extraordinary.
He ranks alongside Australia's greatest sporting stars, including the likes of Don Bradman, Cathy Freeman, Ian Thorpe, Dawn Fraser, Betty Cuthbert, Kurt Fearnley, Herb Elliott, Mark Richards, Layne Beachley, Margaret Court, Rod Laver, Luc Longley, Lauren Jackson and Cheryl Salisbury.
If Andrew Johns was the greatest Australian rugby league player, that means Newcastle has five of Australia's greatest sporting heroes - Johnston, Richards, Johns, Fearnley and Salisbury.
Must be something in the water.
What does Cristiano Ronaldo and a magician have in common? Both do hat tricks.
Girl: What jersey should I buy?
Guy: A goalie's jersey.
Guy: So I can tell people my girlfriend's a keeper.
Why did Cinderella get kicked off the football team? She kept running away from the ball.
How did the soccer pitch get wet? The players dribbled all over it.
Why are kids who like to get dirty so good at soccer? Because they are Messi.
Girl: I'll be right back. Guy: I'll be centre forward.
What lights up a football pitch at night? A football match.
Why did the soccer ball quit the team? It was tired of being kicked around.
What do you call someone who stands inside goalposts and stops the ball rolling away? Annette.
Where's the best place in America to shop for a football kit? New Jersey.