St. Louis at New York 1948 Program Plus a St. Louis Hawks Graded Card and Photos.
Lot 214. St. Louis at New York 1948 Program Plus a St. Louis Hawks Graded Card and Photos. In 1946, the St. Louis Bombers and New York Knickerbockers were founding members of the Basketball Association of American (BAA). Both teams became part of the National Basketball Association in 1949 when the BAA merged with the rival National Basketball League. The Bombers were one of five teams that dropped out of the NBA in 1950. The 16-page program is for a March 10, 1948 Bombers-Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. It has a photo of the Bombers’ Bob Doll and pictures six Knicks players. Vg+ to ex program with ½” splits at the top and bottom of the spine. The Bombers finished the regular season with the BAA’s best record but lost in the playoff semifinals. In addition to the program, this group includes 1957-58 Topps card #66 McMahon 3.5 VG+ by Beckett BVG; an 8” x 10” b&w photo of the 1959-60 St. Louis Hawks team (damage to the blank back; otherwise) vg and a 9” x 11” color photo of the 1960-61 team g-vg. Bob Pettit is among the players. Both teams won the NBA Western Division and then lost to the Boston Celtics in the championship series. The team moved to Atlanta in 1968. Winning Bid $55.