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Lot # 0: 1992 USA "Dream Team" Signed Official Molten Basketball - Gifted to Dream Team Staffer

Category: Basketball

Starting Bid: $1,500.00

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Often regarded as the greatest sports team ever assembled, the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team, nicknamed the "Dream Team", was the first American Olympic team to feature active professional players from the NBA. Offered is this impressive basketball signed by the team that The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame called "the greatest collection of basketball talent on the planet.”

JB-77 genuine leather Official Molten game ball, is the same ball used in the Olympics, features a gold lettering that reads, "Official of the Barcelona '92 Olympic Games" and includes 13 of a possible 16 Dream Team signatures including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, John Stockton, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, Scottie Pippen, Clyde Drexler, Karl Malone, Christian Laettner, Mike Krzyzewski and Lenny Wilkens. The three that did not sign the ball are Mullin, Daly and Carlesimo (coach); Ball holds air and signatures rate 8/10 overall.

Comes from a member of the "Dream Team" support staff who was with the team during their time in Portland for the Tournament of the Americas. This basketball has been in a private collection ever since and is now "hobby fresh". Consignor was also fortunate to have received the sneakers worn by Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Scottie Pippen after the Tournament of the Americas Gold Medal game; those too are in the current Lelands auction. Remarkable provenance and comes with a Lelands LOA.

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