The most famous buck I never heard of:
The Breen Buck
(202 0/8 typical)
(this pic does not do it justice)
Many still consider this Minnesota buck, bagged in 1918, to be the best typical ever.
In November 1918, Bemidji, Minnesota store clerk, John Breen, accepted an invitation to hunt with a customer who lived a 30 mile train ride north of town. As the story goes, Breen was about to shoot a buck chasing several does when this monster suddenly appeared. Breen felled the big buck with his 30/30 and began the task of transporting the deer home via train and then horse and wagon. The rack was so wide (26 7/8" outside spread) it barely fit through the front door. A taxidermist would later offer Breen $50 (a half month's wages) for the rack, but Breen turned him down.
It wasn't until after Breen's death in 1947 that Boone & Crockett introduced their scoring system. When the family had the buck measured (it grossed 215 0/8 but had many deductions for non-typical points) it became the world record typical until the Jordan Buck emerged in 1964.
I had to do some research today to find out more about it.
Oh, and the new BP shops hunting catalog came in the mail today.
Here is a kewl story about one of the best non-typicals of all time:
(328 2/8 non-typical)
A massive spread and 45 points make this buck the #2 non-typical record-book buck.
This famous Ohio non-typical caused quite a stir in the early 1980's when it was "discovered" in an Ohio bar where it had hung since the early 1940's.
It has 45 points, a spread of 33 inches, and an official net non-typical score of 328 2/8 making it the second largest non-typical rack ever recorded.
Few people know that this deer was not killed by a hunter, but, rather, got its antlers entangled in a chain-link fence. As it struggled to free itself, a sharp wire in the fence impaled the antler, leaving the hole for which the deer is best known.