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    "You don't have enough talent to win on talent alone."

    1980 Herb Brooks "Miracle on Ice" Training Sweatsuit, Whistle & Stopwatch. "Success is won by those who believe in winning and then prepare for that moment. Many want to win, but how many prepare?" Though his underdog Americans played the game of their lives to unseat the seemingly invincible Soviets in the Miracle on Ice, Brooks was quick to point out that the victory was months in the making, that hard work and discipline were the true keys to that remarkable and improbable achievement. "I pushed this team really hard, I mean I really pushed them. I think we were as good a conditioned team as there was in the world."

    Presented is a thrilling array of relics remembering that long and painful climb to the mountain top, items that likely still haunt the nightmares of that 1980 US Olympic hockey team. The lot is comprised of the following:

    1) Brooks' coaching sweatsuit. Perfectly matching a full-page photograph in the (included) March 10, 1980 issue of People Magazine, the two-piece warm-up suit features a uniquely fonted "USA" over the heart of the zipper-front jacket, which is tagged "Champion Products Inc. [size] L" rather presciently at interior collar. Matching pants are identically tagged in waistband.

    2) Brooks' coaching whistle, also visible in the People Magazine image. The unusual plastic and metal construction allows for a perfect photo match.

    3) Brooks' coaching stopwatch. The battery-powered digital "AMF" timepiece is not currently functioning, but we suspect that a new battery would remedy this issue. "Herb" appears in dymo tape on verso.

    All items exhibits solid use but no condition problems of note. An inspirational offering that reminds us that sweat and blood is the currency required to purchase greatness. Letter of provenance from the Brooks family.






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    Auction Dates
    February, 2015
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
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