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    1956 Olympic Basketball Gold Medal Game Ball, Signed by Entire U.S.A. Team including Russell. The 1956 United States Men's Olympic Basketball Team was one of the most dominant squads the U.S. has ever sent to international competition. Going 8-0 during the Games and winning by an average margin of over thirty points, this team firmly reinforced the notion of American basketball superiority. Led by Bill Russell, who chose to delay joining the Boston Celtics to participate in the Melbourne Games, and his college and future Celtic teammate K.C. Jones, this team was never seriously challenged. This is the Game Ball from the Gold Medal game against the Soviet Union, signed and then presented to Coach Gerald Tucker by a grateful team. The ball comes from Tucker's son, who, in the letter accompanying the ball, states it has been in his family since the day it was given to his father in 1956. Russell's signature is beautiful, signed just below the notation on the ball that reads "U.S.A. Olympic Champs 1956." Every member of the team and coaching staff signed the ball, seventeen in all, and all of the signatures have stood the test of time wonderfully. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    May, 2006
    6th Saturday
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