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    1992 Olympic Games Charles Barkley Game Worn & Signed USA Basketball Dream Team Sneakers - Fischer Collection. Charles Barkley was an anomaly. Listed at 6-6 (he was really only 6-4 ¼), he arrived in Philadelphia at between 285 and 300 pounds but was still able to stand under the basket and dunk flat-footed off either foot. He studied under Moses Malone and became a monster on the boards and the shortest player to ever lead the NBA in rebounding. His ball handling skills, ability to run the one-man fast break and leaping ability at his size was, even today, truly remarkable. Going into the 1992 Olympics, Sir Charles was coming off a 23.1 points, 11.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists season.

    Barkley's game worn Dream Team sneakers are white with blue/red/gold trim, Nike Air size "16", and feature the Nike Swoosh mounted on a hard plastic, waffle-style plate on the sides. Left shoe signed in blue sharpie on the top left side. Game wear evident. Letter of provenance from David A. Fischer, MD. LOA from Heritage Auctions. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

    The David A. Fischer, MD Dream Team I Collection

    Game worn sneakers, Championship ring, team signed basketballs provide inside look at greatest sports team ever assembled

    By the time the USA Basketball Olympic committee came calling, David A. Fischer, MD had already enjoyed a long and distinguished career at the highest levels of American sports, having served as team physician to the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL and Timberwolves of the NBA for over a quarter century. But between the start of the qualifying "Tournament of the Americas" in mid-June 1992 through the final game of the Barcelona Olympics in mid-August, Fischer found himself linked to a team unequalled in the annals of athletic history.

    Now, nearly twenty-four years after legends from Michael Jordan to Magic Johnson to Larry Bird took the top step of the podium to receive their Gold Medals, Dr. Fischer releases the treasures of his service to the bidding audience of our May Catalog Auction

    "We have enjoyed the items and memories," said Fischer. "We will always have the memories and friendships. However, we now think it time to allow other basketball fans and collectors the opportunity to share in these as well."

    Most notable among the contents of the Fischer Collection is a nearly full roster of game worn sneakers, many autographed with grateful messages from the legendary figures the doctor treated. Autograph collectors will be drawn to a pair of team signed basketballs, each so scarce that only team members and staff had access. A variety of Championship awards are likewise on offer, including a Gold Medal for the "Tournament of the Americas" and a ring representing the Gold Medal achievement at Barcelona.



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    May, 2016
    12th-14th Thursday-Saturday
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