Lot 237. 4 Michael Jordan Cards and 2 Upper Deck 8” x 10” Color Photos. Two different nm photos, each with an action shot of Jordan and with an inset describing some highlight of his career. One inset lists the nine consecutive games in which Jordan scored at least 40 points. The other is titled “A Scoring Champion.” The cards are 1991-92 Upper Deck #69; 1991-92 Hoops #30; 1992-93 Fleer Ultra #27, and 200-01 Upper Deck #69. They are nm-m.
Winning Bid $7
Lot 238. 1997 Upper Deck Michael Jordan Set of 6 Limited Edition Cards. Housed in a special presentation album and numbered 22 of 1,997, this set contains three different images of Jordan titled “Five-Time NBA Finals MVP,” “Nine-Time NBA Scoring Champion” and “Five-Time NBA Champion.” These three images are presented on a cel-like card that measures 3” x 5” and has a gold facsimile signature and on a 2.5” x 3.5” card made with 24-karat gold foil. Mint in the display album.
Winning Bid $75
Lot 240. Abdul-Jabbar Autographed Gartlan USA Limited Edition “The Captain” Figurine. Among basketball stars, only Wilt Chamberlain, Magic Johnson and Bill Russell ranked ahead of Jabbar on ESPN’s list of the top 100 athletes of the 20th century. For his career, he outscored all three and ranks behind only Chamberlain and Russell on the all-time rebound list. His “K. Abdul-Jabbar” autograph is nm-m 8 to mint 9 on a special display on the base of the 12” figurine, No. 219 of 1989 produced. A Gartlan Certificate of Authenticity says the figurine “has been personally approved and autographed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.” Kevin Keating also authenticated the signature. The figurine is min in the original packaging and box.
Winning Bid $68
Lot 241. (Kareem) Adbul Jabbar Autographed 8” x 10” Color Action Photo. Abdul Jabbar’s autograph stands out boldly in silver on the photo’s black background. Kevin Keating authenticated the signature. The photo is mounted on a 10.5” x 13” plaque that has a plate with Jabbar’s name and “NBA Hall of Fame.” ESPN’s 26th greatest athlete of the 20th century, Jabbar won six NBA championships and MVP awards. He retired as the league’s all-time leader in scoring, defensive rebounds and other categories. Karl Malone is second on the all-time scoring list – 1,459 points behind Abdul-Jabbar.
Winning Bid $30
Lot 242. Larry Bird Signed “Sports Illustrated” Previewing the 1979 NCAA Final Four. Led by Bird, the Indiana State basketball team completed an unbeaten regular season and then navigated its way through the NCAA tournament to face Michigan State for the championship. With Magic Johnson at point guard, the Spartans captured the NCAA title, 75-64. The game marked the beginning of the Bird-Johnson rivalry that prevailed throughout their Hall of Fame NBA careers. Bird ranks among the NBA’s all-time 10 best. In selecting the top 100 athletes of the 20th century, ESPN rated only five basketball players higher than Bird, who landed at the 30th spot on the overall list. With the Boston Celtics, he won three championships and three MVP awards. He won 1980 Rookie of the Year honors, and he was an All-Star in 12 of his 13 seasons. Bird successfully made the transition from player to coach, and in 1998, he was the NBA Coach of the Year. His signature is a large, bold gem mint 10 on the March 26, 1979 “SI,” which ex with a label. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $40
Lot 243. Bob Cousy Signed 8” x 10” B&W Photo with an Inset of Red Auerbach. The photo promotes an HBO program “Champions of American Sport,” which debuted in 1983. The Boston Celtics’ Hall of Fame guard and coach are set to appear May 19, according to a caption at the bottom of the photo, which is mounted on 10.5” x 13” plaque that has Cousy’s name at the bottom. Cousy’s autograph, authenticated by Kevin Keating, is nm-m 8 to mint 9.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 244. Julius “Dr. J” Erving Autograph on an 8” x 10” Color Photo. This signature is a gem mint 10 beauty on an action photo showing the Hall of Fame basketball star with Philadelphia. Generally regarded as one of the 20 best players in NBA history, he was a major factor in taking basketball above the rim. ESPN ranked him 43rd on its list of top 100 athletes of the 20th century, and seventh among basketball players. Kevin Keating authenticated the autograph. The photo is on a 10.5” x 13” plaque.
Winning Bid $83
Lot 245. Gene Hackman Signed B&W Photo from the Movie “Hoosiers.” Hackman starred as the coach of a small-town Indiana high school basketball team in the 1986 film, which is regarded as one of the best sports movies ever made. The American Film Institute placed it at No. 13 on its “100 Years…100 Cheers” list of inspirational movies, and “USA Today” readers chose it as top sports movie. Hackman’s signature is nm-m 8 on an 8” x 10” movie still, which is mounted on a 8.75” x 12” plaque. Authentication by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $50
Lot 246. Magic Johnson Autographed June 4, 1984 “Sports Illustrated.” The cover of the issue promotes the Johnson-Larry Bird rivalry in the NBA Finals. Bird and the Celtics defeated Johnson and the Lakers in the championship series, but during his tenure in LA, Johnson earned five championships and three NBA MVP awards. He landed at #17 on ESPN’s list of the best 20th century athletes. Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain were the only basketball players to rank higher. Johnson was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002. His signature is gem mint 10 on an ex-m “SI” issue. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $45
Lot 247. George Mikan Autographed 8” x 10” Photo. As one of basketball’s first big men, Mikan helped to revolutionize the game. He played on seven championship teams in the National Basketball League, Basketball Association of America and the NBA. He was a league leader in scoring three times. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1959, he was selected as one of the NBA’s 50 greatest players toward the end of the 20th century. He died in 2005. His autograph is mint 9. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $45
Lot 248. (Fred) Curly Neal Autographed 16” x20” B&W Photo. Recognizable for his shaved head, Neal was the featured ball handler for the Harlem Globetrotters from 1963-84. The Globetrotters retired his uniform number, 22, in 2008. The photo signed by Neal shows him with another Globetrotters superstar, Meadowlark Lemon. Neal’s gem mint 10 autographs has been authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 249. 4 Signed Basketball Cards – Richardson, Bogut, Shelden Williams and Tyrus Thomas. Kevin Keating authenticated the autographs. Quentin Richardson signed 2000 SPx #122 Rookie Jersey card, which PSA has graded MINT 9. The jersey swatch is #1966 of 2500. Andrew Bogut’s autograph received a grade of 10 from Beckett on 2005-06 Bowman Rookie Card #155 that BGS graded 8.5 NM-MT+. Grademycards.com graded and authenticated the 2006-07 Press Pass cards of Williams, No. 015 of 200 signed, 8 NM-MT, and of Thomas, also 8 NM-MT. The autographs are mint 9 or gem mint 10. The cards not graded by PSA or Beckett are sold “as is.” We guarantee the autographs, consistent with our terms.
Winning Bid $5