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Miracle on Ice

“11 seconds…you’ve got 10 seconds…the countdown going on right now…Morrow, up to Silk…Five seconds left in the game.
Do you believe in miracles? YES!
– Al Michaels

I’m taking a break from the Reds today. In fact, I’m taking a break from the entire sport of baseball today.

I’ve been working on this hockey set for a while now. It’s a tribute to the members of the 1980 U.S. Men’s Hockey Team. This is the team that won the famous “Miracle on Ice” game – a game that was voted as Sports Illustrated‘s top sports moment of the 20th century.

It’s my favorite single sporting event of all time. The design is based on the 1980 Topps hockey set, and includes a picture of Jim Craig’s actual gold medal.

This is the largest set I’ve ever done. There are 35 cards in all because I just couldn’t limit myself to one card for some of these players. There’s at least one card for every member of the team, plus one card for coach Brooks and one for Al Michaels’ legendary call of the game’s final seconds.