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    1950-90's Patricia McCormick Awards, Passes & Patches Lot of 41 from The Pat McCormick Collection. A pioneer in women's diving, Pat McCormick was executing dives as a child that women were not even allowed to perform in competitions. Later, she became a world and Olympic champion in both the platform and springboard disciplines. Her impressive medal count includes three golds and one silver at the 1951 and 1955 Pan Am Games and four golds at the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games. To give you an idea of how tough, talented, and determined Ms. McCormick was, consider this: she gave birth five months before winning two Olympic gold medals in 1956.

    On offer here is a wonderful collection of awards, passes, and patches which the Olympian collected over the years, including: 1951 Pan-Am Games patches (two), 1951 Pan-Am Games transportation pass, 1952 Olympic diving badge, 1954 FINA Award, 1954 National Award of Merit, 1956 Olympic pin & case, 1956 USA Women's Olympic Swim Team bracelet, 1950's Olympic patch, 1995 "LA Sports 100 Greatest Moments" silver ticket by Tiffany & Co., 1990's International Special Olympics award, and thirty patches from the 50's and 60's unless noted ("AAU All-America" (five), "AAU Champion" (five), "AAU Senior Champion" (five), "Sr. Champion" (three), "AAU Florida", "LAAC" (two), "Sea Otter, diecut chenille swimming patch, chenille diving patch, 1968 Olympiad (three different), "Presidential Physical Fitness Award" (90's), and "Swimming Hall of Fame" (two different, 90's). letter of provenance from Pat McCormick,


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    December, 2020
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