Lot #6125
Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics Gold Winner's Medal

Gold medal from the 1984 U.S.A. men's basketball team, which featured the likes of Jordan, Mullin, and Ewing
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Estimate: $70000+

Description

Gold medal from the 1984 U.S.A. men's basketball team, which featured the likes of Jordan, Mullin, and Ewing

Magnificent winner's medal awarded to a member of the United States men's basketball team at the Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics. Gilt silver, 63.5 mm, 143 gm, by Dugald Stermer, Indianapolis. The front, inscribed, "XXIII Olympiad, Los Angeles 1984," features a 'Seated Victory' with the Colosseum in the background; the reverse portrays a victorious athlete being carried by a jubilant crowd. The edge is inscribed with the name of the event, "Basketball, Men." Medal bears some darkened areas and dings to edges. Complete with original magenta, vermillion, and yellow ribbon.

Led by legendary Indiana Hoosiers coach Bobby Knight, the United States men’s basketball team featured the fast-rising talent of Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, and Chris Mullin, three future members of the vaunted 1992 Dream Team. While the team’s roster firepower paled in comparison to their Barcelona squad, the Americans dominated the field from the jump and cruised to an 8-0 record, with Jordan leading the team with an easy 17.1 ppg for the tournament. Only 478 of these gold medals were produced for the LA Games, with this attractive example all the more desirable for its affiliation with one of the Olympiad’s most popular summer sports.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Olympic Memorabilia
  • Dates: #613 - Ended July 22, 2021