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Lot # 1258: 1992 Christian Laettner NCAA Championship "The Shot" Ticket - One of Three PSA Examples! PSA PR 1

Category: Basketball

Starting Bid: $1,500.00

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Item was in Auction "Spring Classic 2022",
which ran from 5/20/2022 7:00 PM to
6/11/2022 10:00 PM



Presented is an exceedingly rare Ticketmaster ticket stub to the March 28, 1992, NCAA Men's Basketball Eastern Regional Final game between Duke and Kentucky, the game with the miraculous finish when Duke's Christian Laettner hit a turn-around 18-footer from near the top of the key as time expired, a play now simply called "The Shot." In an interview years later with Graham Bensinger on the television show In Depth, now recently retired Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said of the final 2.1 seconds in overtime, with Duke trailing 103-102 and about to take the ball out of bounds under its own basket. "I'd be lying if I said I thought we were really going to win." Coach K continued, "But as a leader you have to portray the confidence of saying, 'We're gonna win.' Grant [Hill] was going to take the ball out of bounds. I asked him if he could throw a 75-foot pass and he said he could. Grant made the pass, and Christian hit the shot. When Christian hit that shot, he was 20 for 20 on the night. 10 for 10 on the foul line and 10 for 10 from the field. It was like playing roulette when red keeps coming up." Duke was the defending 1990-91 NCAA Champion, and when they beat Kentucky with "The Shot", they advanced to the Final Four. The Blue Devils prevailed against Indiana by three points and then they crushed Michigan to take back-to-back titles. The stub measures approximately 2" x 5". The valuable ticket stub represents one of the most exciting finishes in basketball history. It has been encapsulated and graded PSA "PR 1". Only three ticket stubs for "The Shot" game have ever been graded by PSA.

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