Iconic Flag Jim Craig Wore On His Shoulders Following the Gold Medal "Miracle On Ice" Game (Photo Matched with FBI Forensic Report)
The ultimate symbol of patriotism and love of country, from the defining win that closed the book on the 1980 "Miracle on Ice." Yes, this is the actual flag worn on the shoulders of James Downey "Jim" Craig following the Gold Medal victory over Finland in the 1980 XIIIth U.S. Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. Forensically photo-matched and authenticated, the piece will include a forensic report from leading, well-respected former FBI scientist. Nicely worn with torn and frayed edges from the celebration on that special evening makes this one giant one-of-a-king fingerprint that was exhaustively photo-matched with definitive forensic analysis. Stamped by the original maker, "Made by Best By Test" with a United Workers stamped label. Old Glory is pure cotton in brilliant red, white and blue, and simply a joy to behold, Measuring 5x9.5’. The historical importance of this piece is incalculable; it is sports' version of the Declaration of Independence, the "Rosebud" Sled or the suit Neil Armstrong wore to walk on the Moon. The image of Craig, sporting this flag while asking, "Where's my father?" is one that transcends sport. Yes, it is that good. Will come with signed Letter of Authenticity and Provenance from Jim Craig, himself. Estimate: $1,000,000-1,500,000.