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1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team Limited-Edition Signed Photo - "Miracle On Ice"
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,175.00
"Do you believe in Miracles? Yes!" So went the now famous call by announcer Al Michaels at the conclusion of the U.S. Olympic hockey team's stunning victory over the Soviet Union in the 1980 Winter Olympics. In what is considered by many to be the greatest upset in sports history, the U.S. team defeated the powerful Soviet squad 4-3 in the medal round en route to winning the gold medal. Offered here is a 20 x 16-inch color photograph of the team's "Miracle on Ice" celebration signed in blue Sharpie by all twenty members of the 1980 U.S. hockey team: Mike Eruzione, Neal Broten, Steve Christoff, Bill Baker, John Harrington, Mark Wells, Mike Ramsey, Jack O'Callahan, Steve Janaszak, Buzz Schneider, Dave Silk, Jim Craig, Bob Suter, Eric Strobel, Mark Pavelich, Dave Christian, Rob McClanahan, Ken Morrow, Mark Johnson, and Phil Verchota. Of special note, announcer Al Michaels has also signed the photo in blue Sharpie, above which he has added the printed notation "Do you believe in miracles?" This signed display photograph is a limited-edition of just fifteen which include Al Michaels' signature, and is numbered "15/15" in the lower right corner. All of the signatures grade a perfect "10" and the photo is in Mint condition. Matted and framed to total dimensions of 25.5 x 21.5 inches. Included is an 8x 10-inch photo picturing all of the team members signing items, including team photos, during this historic signing. Also included is a photograph of Al Michaels signing one of the fifteen limited-edition 20 x 16-inch prints. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $1,175.00
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