Lot 3092: Impressive assortment of items belonging to Hall of Fame hockey player Brett Hull from his Olympic experience at the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Games, including: a bronze participation medal, 50 mm x 90 mm, 240 gm, by O. C. Tanner, featuring three athletes bursting from a mountain on the front, with the Olympic rings below, and the reverse bearing the Delicate Arch, inscribed "Light the fire within," with a mountain range in the background and the Olympic rings and logo below; a gold participation pin, .5 x .75, featuring the Olympic torch and rings, numbered 132409, housed in its original Olympic case; a pair of Official IIHF game-used hockey pucks, with the Salt Lake City logo on the top and the Olympic rings on the bottom; an unopened hardcover copy of White Gold: The U. S. Olympic Team at the XIX Olympic Winter Games, 9.25 x 12.25, 208 pages, published by Wallace Sears in 2002; a laminated athlete Olympic Identity and Accreditation card designated to Hull, showing his image on the front and reverse, both sides bearing the official logo of the Salt Lake Games, attached to a yellow Salt Lake 2002 lanyard; a set of twelve ticket stubs for several ice hockey matches, a figure skating event, and the medal awards ceremony, all of which are housed in a plastic placard sleeve attached to an NHLPA lanyard with three Olympic pins; and a grouping of eight Olympic pins, one of which is from the 2010 Vancouver Games, for various events and personnel. The participation medal is accompanied by its original cloth bag and wooden case. Given that he was a dual citizen of the United States and Canada, Hull had the rare opportunity to choose which country he wished to play for in the 2002 Winter Games. He ultimately selected the US and fittingly went on to compete against Canada in the gold medal game. The Americans fell 5-2, but Hull earned his first Olympic winners medal. A unique and desirable collection of Olympic ephemera deriving from one of hockey's most recognizable figures.
RR Auction's Olympic Memorabilia Auction 468
Thursday, 21st January 2016
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