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    1996 Dream Team II Signed Gold Basketball from The Steve Koonin Collection. Continuing on from where its previous incarnation left off, Dream Team II dominated its opponents and went a perfect 8-0 to bring home yet another gold medal for America.

    "Molten Official" golden orb is stamped "Centennial Olympic Games Atlanta 1996" and autographed by fourteen, including six original Dream Teamers, in black sharpie: Charles Barkley, David Robinson, Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Hakeen Olajuwon, Shaquille O'Neal, Reggie Miller, Gary Payton, Anfernee Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, head coach Lenny Wilkens, assistant coach Jerry Sloan, and assistant coach Bobby Cremins. Some players have added their uniform numbers and The Admiral also included his customary biblical reference. The ball is Mint and the signatures grade an overall 10/10 in strength.

    Still vastly undervalued in the hobby, here is a golden opportunity (no pun intended) to acquire a unique collectible that will surely grow in value in the coming years. Letter of provenance from Steve Koonin.

    A message from our consignor:

    As Covid 19 closed down the NBA and my office as CEO of the Atlanta Hawks , our home quickly became our office. Since March of last year, I have taken countless Zoom calls and meetings from my home office. Seeing the same four walls day after day, I had an idea for how to give back from a career that has given me so much.

    Over the last 30+ year career at both Coca-Cola and Turner Broadcasting, I had the privilege and good fortune to work with dozens of sports teams and star athletes. In these roles, I was often afforded lots of gifts; I received signed sports memorabilia to commemorate the work we did together.

    While working from home day after day while our country is ravaged by the pandemic, I decided it's time to turn these past memories into current action and help others. Heritage Auctions is going to be selling items from my collection to raise money for college education. 100% of all dollars raised will be donated to education based charities including the Koonin Scholarship Program at the University of Georgia's Grady College. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2021
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
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