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1992 Dream Team Olympics Larry Bird Game-Used Shoes Signed Barcelona CelticsGo Back
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Much like this year (2021), the Summer Olympics is in focus. One of the greatest basketball teams to ever come together for the United States in the Summer Olympics was in 1992 in Barcelona. They were deemed the “Dream Team” and there simply has been no other to compare in talent as they steamrolled competition to achieve the gold medal.
Despite his bad back, Larry Bird fought through the pain to participate in two games during the Dream Team’s Olympic gold medal run. Presented is a pair of custom red, white and blue Converse sneakers that Bird wore during that remarkable time in Barcelona. The sneakers are the same style he wore during the ’92 games and USA basketball practice.
They were given directly to an NBA source and each shoe was autographed for him in black felt tip on the toe box (“9”). And according to the provenance, this particular pair was used in Bird’s last Olympic game.
The interior sports a simple Converse label, “Official Shoe of the NBA” on each tongue. They also bear Bird’s Dream Team number “7,” in blue on the outsole near the upper portion.
The sole portion of the shoes measures 13″. His custom insoles have been removed. Some game wear is evident with creasing, and both show heavy degradation to the rubber sole as they are missing, as is typical for this style of aging sneakers.
Overall, a tremendous rarity that showcases a moment in Larry Bird’s fabulous career and the significance of the team to U.S. sports history.
Getty Photo Style matches include 51661837, 967776900, 72466530, etc.
Authentication: 100% Authentic Team JSA Full Letter
Cert Holo: 9715