1980 US OLYMPIC HOCKEY TEAM - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: BUZZ SCHNEIDER, JIM CRAIG, MIKE ERUZIONE, STEVE CHRISTOFF, BILL BAKER, JOHN HARRINGTON, STEVE JANASZAK, MIKE RAMSEY, JACK O'CALLAHAN, MARK WELLS, NEAL BROTEN, DAVE SILK, DAVE CHRISTIAN, MARK PAVELICH, ERIC STROBEL, BOB SUTER, ROB McCLANAHAN, KEN MORROW, MARK JOHNSON, PHIL VERCHOTA - HFSID 266288
OLYMPICS: 1980 USA HOCKEY TEAM The 1980 USA Hockey Olympic team sign a color 20x16 limited edition publicity photograph numbered 59/980. Large Photograph signed by all 20 members of the 1980
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OLYMPICS: 1980 USA HOCKEY TEAM
The 1980 USA Hockey Olympic team sign a color 20x16 limited edition publicity photograph numbered 59/980.
Large Photograph signed by all 20 members of the 1980 Gold Medal-winning USA hockey team: "Neal Broten", "Steve Christoff", "Mike Eruzione" (captain), "John Harrington", "Mark Johnson", "Rob McClanahan", "Mark Pavelich", "Buzz Schneider", "Dave Silk", "Eric Strobel", "Phil Verchota", "Mark Wells", "Bill Baker", "Dave Christian", "Ken Morrow", "Jack O'Callahan", "Mike Ramseym", "Bob Suter", "Jim Craig" and "Steve Janaszak". Color, 20x16. Limited Edition numbered "59/980". Plaque beneath photograph: "'Do You Believe In Miracles'/Miracle On Ice" In February 1980, the US Olympic Hockey team defeated the heavily favored Soviet team in the semi-finals of the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, going on to beat Finland for the gold medal. The US team, composed of college and amateur players (though several had futures in the NHL) came from behind twice to defeat a Soviet team which had won the gold at all of the last four Winter Olympics, going 27-1-1 over that stretch. Although technically amateurs themselves, the Soviet players had far more experience, and had been regularly beating teams composed of players from the NHL. The US team came from behind to win 4-3, and as time expired, breathless sportscaster Al Michaels exclaimed, "Do you believe in miracles! Miracles on ice." Pravda did not report the results of the game, and the Soviet players did not turn in their silver medals to have their names inscribed. Sports Illustrated printed this photo on its cover of March 3 without caption. Everyone in America knew what it represented. Some consider this the finest moment in the history of American sport. Fine condition. Matted and framed, not in Gallery of History style: 22x25. Not reviewed by us for conservation integrity. "As is" matting and framing purchase.
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