Lot 208. 20 Cards from the First Bowman, Topps and Fleer Basketball Issues. Bowman cards first appeared on the collecting scene in 1948. Topps entered the market in 1957, and Fleer, in 1961. This collection comprises two Bowman cards, seven Topps and 11 Fleer. Here is a list of the cards: BOWMAN: #2 f and 31 p-f. TOPPS: #7* ex+, 8* ex, 37 HAGAN rookie p-f, 61 (single print) vg+, 64* ex, 66 f and 76* (single print) vg-ex. FLEER: #5* ex, 15 Green rookie vg-ex, 20 HOWELL rookie vg, 24* ex+, 27 (light scribble in ink on the back) vg, 37 Rodgers rookie f, 48 g-vg, 52 GUERIN in Action g, 55 HOWELL in Action f-g, 64 g and 65 TWYMAN in Action vg-ex. The cards with an asterisk (*) have minor additions in ink on the back, such as the year, or the year the player was born. We have not considered these additions in grading the cards.
Winning Bid $138
Lot 210. Michael Jordan 1998 Upper Deck Printer’s Proof 22 Kt Gold Cards Matted and Framed. From Upper Deck’s “Career Collection,” these cards, approximately 3.75” x 5.5”, are titled 6th Championship; Double Triple; 10 Scoring Titles; Mr. June; 6 Finals, 6 MVPS; and The Final Shot. Each card has 22 kt gold foil surrounding a color photo featuring Jordan. The gold presents a Jordan facsimile signature, and text describes an aspect of Jordan’s career. These cards are double-matted and handsomely framed to 17” x 21”. A brass plate numbers the display as #263 of only 323 produced.
Winning Bid $50
Lot 211. Larry Bird Signed Perillo Art Card as Part of an 18” x 22” Professionally Framed Display. Bird’s autograph in gold is nm-m 8 to mint 9 on the dark background of the 3.75” x 4.5” card featuring Gregory Perillo artwork. Perillo is widely recognized for his sports, western and Native American paintings. The card is framed with an 8” x 10” color photo that has multiple images of Bird and a 3.5” x 4.5” brass plate that presents highlights of his NBA career. His uniform number is cut into the double-matting surrounding the display components, all framed to 18” x 22”. This display is #125 of 200. Kevin Keating authenticated the autograph.
Winning Bid $61
Lot 212. Tim Duncan Autographs on 2 1995-96 Wake Forest Schedule Cards. At Wake Forest, Duncan was twice a first-team consensus All-American and twice the Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Year. His honors in the NBA include selection as the 1998 Rookie of the Year, a 15-time All-Star, two MVP awards and five NBA championships. His autographs are nm-m 8 on a somewhat dark background. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 213. Jerry West Autographed 8” x 10” Color Photo on a 12” x 15” Plaque. Bold mint 9 to gem mint 10 signature authenticated by Kevin Keating. A metal plate on the simulated woodgrain plaque is imprinted with “Jerry West, ‘Mr. Clutch’.” West was highly successful as both a basketball player and executive. ESPN included him on its list of top 100 athletes of the 20th century and has ranked him as the third best shooting guard of all time. He was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979 and is in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame as well.
Winning Bid $40
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
Lot 215. 1967-68 All American Red Heads HoF “World Champion Girls” Pro Basketball Team Poster. In 2012, the Red Heads became the first women’s team enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. From 1936-86, the all-women’s team barnstormed the country, playing men’s teams and using men’s rules. Typically, they played about 200 games in a season. This original red, white and blue poster reports that they played 203 games in 1966-67, winning 153 of them. In addition to the U.S., they played games in Canada, Mexico and the Philippines. C. M Olson and Orwell Moore owned the team. Jack Moore coached the Red Heads in the mid-1960s. With some of the country’s top women players, the Red Heads played relatively routine basketball early in each game and then later put on a show that featured fancy dribbling, rapid-fire passing and trick shooting. The poster is 22” x 28”, with room at the top for adding the location of the Red Heads’ appearance. It has some creases along the right side and two ¾” edge tears along the left. Several of the photos are slightly out of register. Players pictured include: Jolene Ammons, the team captain who played for 1962-74. From Homerville, GA, she scored more than 25,000 points. Becky Harp of Georgia. She played from 1965-69 and was the team’s official comedienne. Mary Parsons of Maynard, IA. She played from 1966-70 and is credited with scoring almost 10,000 points, many with an excellent jump shot. Charlotte Adams of Jackson, MS, 1967-77. During her career, she scored more than 26,000 points and served one season as player/coach. Debbie Smith of Tennessee, 1967-68. Also pictured are Catherine Jones and 6’3” Brenda Moon, both from Tennessee.
Minimum Bid $50