In 1992, the U.S. Men’s basketball team captured the gold medal in dominating fashion at the Barcelona Summer Olympic Games. Coached by the late Chuck Daly and dubbed the "Dream Team," they represented the first American Olympic squad to feature active professional NBA players and proved to be unstoppable. They crushed each opponent they played by an average of almost 44 points per game on their way to capturing the gold medal. They defeated Croatia in the championship game by the score of 117-85, close by their standards, but blew out earlier opponents by the following margins: Angola (68 points); Croatia (the first time, 33); Germany (43); Brazil (44); Spain (41); Puerto Rico (38); and Lithuania (51).
Presented here is a rare framed and matted (25”X43”) poster of the 1992 USA Basketball “Dream Team” signed by all 12 players in uniformed blue sharpie including Drexler, Barkley, Robinson, Stockton, Malone, Jordan, Mullin, Ewing, Bird, Johnson, Pippen and Laettner. All signatures are non-personalized and remarkably bold and vibrant. The frame has some minor scratches but the poster shows no notable condition faults.
Includes a full LOA from PSA/DNA.
Autograph pre-certified by PSA/DNA.
Provenance: This lot originates from a gentleman who has enjoyed a long and successful career in Hollywood as an agent for many well-known athletes and entertainers. His professional and personal network enabled him to amass a significant collection of memorabilia, nearly all of which was given to him directly from the athletes and entertainers themselves. All of these items are being introduced to the marketplace here for the first time. While our consignor remains anonymous, SCP Auctions will issue an LOA for each game used item attesting to its player-direct provenance.