Offered here is a spectacular and authentic 1960 Winter Olympic Games Official Pardade Jacket worn by ice hockey star Bill Christian at the Opening Ceremonies for the VIII Winter Games in Squaw Valley, California. In 1960 the United States stunned the hockey world as they captured the gold medal at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics.
As overwhelming underdogs, the United States team steamrolled the entire field, winning all seven games they participated in. In the medal round, they defeated Sweden, Germany, Canada, the USSR, and Czechoslovakia to win the coveted gold medal. This jacket was worn by Bill Christian, a star member of the 1960 squad. Christian, whose son was an equally key member of the 1980 Miracle USA hockey team, was the fifth leading scorer of the 1960 tournament. This jacket is beige with cream colored toggles on the front.A detachable hood with red, white, and blue lining is affixed to the collar. A USA crest is stitched on the left breast. This size 38 jacket was made by McGregor. It features two large pockets on the front tail. The lining of the jacket is red. This jacket represents a significant piece of United States hockey history, as Christian is a member of both the USA and IIHF Hockey Hall of Fame. This jacket comes with a full LOA from Christian himself, authenticating its use during this historic period. This is a chance to claim a true piece of hockey history. Christian, who scored 19 points in his two Olympic games, was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1984 and the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1998.
Bill Christians son Dave followed in his fathers illustrious footsteps, winning the gold medal in the renowned 1980 Olympic Games while playing for Bills Olympic teammate Herb Brooks. The item "1960 Team USA Hockey Jacket worn Bill Christian Squaw Valley Olympics Opening" is in sale since Tuesday, February 14, 2017. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Fan Apparel & Souvenirs\Olympics". The seller is "gwynnitas" and is located in McLean, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.