1972 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team Photo with All (19) Signatures of Players and Coaches 
Lot Number 474
 
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In the history of basketball few controversies have lasted longer than the 1972 Olympics Menís Basketball gold medal game in Munich, Germany. While the argument continues over whether the Russians were unfairly given two extra chances to win the game in the last three seconds, the silver medals that were to be awarded to the U.S. menís team remain defiantly unclaimed in a vault in Lusanne, Switzerland. Presented is a an 8x10 black and white photograph of the 1972 U.S. Menís Olympic Basketball Team and coaching staff that has been signed by all (19) personnel in black marker. The team photograph appears to be taken before the U.S. endured their first loss in Olympic play and shows the full lineup of coaches and players smiling for the camera. The photograph has sustained some foxing on the edges and reveals a large crease on the lower left corner. The signatures are all in solid condition and grade (ď7-9Ē) with most grading in the (ď8Ē) range. Players and coaches include John Bach, Michael Bantom, James Brewer, Tommy Burleson Doug Collins, Kenneth Davis, James Forbes, Whitey Gwynne, Don Haskins, Thomas Henderson, Henry Iba (Coach), Robert Jones, Dwight Jones, Kevin Joyce, Charles Thomas, Tom McMillen, Herbert Mols, William Ratleff and W.K. Summers. This very presentable photograph is a great piece of Olympic memorabilia and is a must for any serious basketball collector. This item comes with an auction COA from James Spence Authentications. 
 
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