But the good-luck charm has a twisted secret of its own.
He said they are his good-luck charms and have worked miracles for him.
He is a serious player, far too young to want to be anybody's good-luck charm.
"But when you're a candidate, certain people become good-luck charms for you."
They look rather valuable to be carrying around as a good-luck charm.
"Sometimes praying is the last thing soldiers think of, like a good-luck charm," she said.
For eight years it had been her good-luck charm.
The gesture was taken up almost as a good-luck charm by fans in the seats.
Others considered her a good-luck charm, and looked for the opportunity to see her almost every night.
"He's been sort of a good-luck charm when he started."