At the 2006 Tucson ANTIQUES ROADSHOW event, the owner of this Olympic basketball memorabilia not only shared the a story of sports history, but also a tribute to his father, who was a trainer for the Olympic team.

The Original "Dream Team"

The 1956 US Olympic Basketball Team won gold in the final game against the USSR. They outscored their opponents by at least 30 points per game, a remarkable feat led by iconic players like Bill Russell and K.C. Jones. At the 2006 Tucson ANTIQUES ROADSHOW event, the owner of a rare collection of items from this team, including a signed basketball and scorebooks, shared his family connection to the event with sports memorabilia expert Simeon Lipman. "What an amazing ensemble," Lipman said, "Very, very rare to find basketball memorabilia of this era." Learn more about this collection and take a closer look at each of the items in this slideshow.

Author Luke Crafton
Luke Crafton is ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's senior digital producer.