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Basketball Cards, Autographs and Memorabilia

  14 Lots      

Lot 100.  16 Basketball Sets, Primarily from 1991 or 1992, Including 5 Shaq Rookies. This group comprises - UPPER DECK: 1991-92 set of 500 and 1992-93 Series 1 with 310 cards, including the Shaquille O’Neal short-print rookie, #1, and #23 Jordan. SKYBOX: 1991-92 set of 659; and 1992-93 set of 413 including #382 Shaq rookie. HOOPS: 1991-92 set of 590. FLEER: 1992-93 set of 444 including #401 Shaq rookie and 2012-13 Fleer Retro base set of 50. TOPPS: 1992-93 set of 396 including #362 Shaq rookie and a Gold Set of 396 with the same cards, including Shaq. Also, a 1998 Chrome near set, including #154 Nowitzki rookie and missing #77 Jordan and several other cards. And LIME ROCK: 1991 NBA Pro Cheerleaders set of 44, five sets and one near set of 41. PLEASE NOTE: Because of the size of this lot, we cannot guarantee that all sets are 100 percent complete. We have checked each set for primary rookie and star cards.
Minimum Bid $20     

Lot 101.  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 #265 of only 323 produced.
Minimum Bid $50     

Lot 102.  Walt Frazier and Ralph Sampson Autographs. Frazier placed a large nm-m 8 autograph on the flyleaf of a stated first edition of his book “Walt Frazier: One Magic Season and a Basketball Life.” Frazier wrote the book, published in 1988, with Neil Offen. Outstanding at point guard, Frazier led the New York Knicks to their only NBA championships, in 1970 and 1973. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987. He signed his name and added “Clyde,” his nickname, below. The signature is personalized and dated 2-9-93. The book is ex in a vg+ to ex dust jacket. Ralph Sampson signed the cover of the Oct. 31, 1983 “Sports Illustrated” Pro Basketball Preview. He added “1983 Rookie of the Year” to his gem mint 10 signature, which is personalized to “Joe.” Ex+ issue. Sampson was a three-time College Player of the Year and a four-time NBA All-Star. The former Houston Rockets star was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011 and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Minimum Bid $15     

Lot 103.  Tom Heinsohn Autographed “Give ‘Em the Hook” 1988 First Edition Hardback Book. With Heinsohn as a starting forward, the Celtics won eight NBA titles in nine seasons. He was the 1957 NBA Rookie of the Year. As a coach, he led Boston to two more championships. His stated first edition book provides a candid analysis of basketball players, coaches, owners and the business in general. According to Heinsohn’s coach, Red Auerbach, the book is “filled with great memories, lasting truths, keen insights, and remarkably honest reflections….” Heinsohn signed the title page, and his personalized autograph is nm-m 8 to mint 9. The book is nm in an ex-m dust jacket. Kevin Keating authenticated the signature.
Minimum Bid $10     

Lot 104.  Jerry West Signed Reproduction “Sports Illustrated” Cover. West’s nm-m 8 to mint 9 silver autograph stands out well against the dark background of the cover from the Feb. 8, 1965 issue. West essentially had three Hall of Fame careers – as a guard for the West Virginia Mountaineers and Los Angeles Lakers, and then as an executive with the Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies. He is a member of both the National Collegiate and Naismith Memorial Basketball Halls of Fame. The magazine cover is matted and framed to 11” x 14.25”. Kevin Keating authenticated the autograph.
Current Bid $20     

Lot 105.  3 John Wooden Autographs. The autographs are gem mint 10 on an 8.5” x 11” composite photo of Wooden as a college player and coach, on his 8.5” x 11” “Pyramid of Success” and on a business card that contains his image and “Favorite Maxims.” Two of the signatures are personalized to “Frank Atkinson,” and one, to “Frank A.” Wooden is in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach. He won an NCAA championship as a player for Purdue, and a record 10 as a coach for UCLA. He passed away in 2010. In 2009, “The Sporting News” chose him as the greatest coach of all time in any sport.
Minimum Bid $20     

Lot 106.  1959-60 Boston Celtics Playoff Program, Annual Reports, Wheaties Boxes and a Bird-Johnson Poster. In 1960, the Celtics captured their second of eight consecutive NBA titles. The 30-page program is for a March 19 playoff game against the Philadelphia Warriors at Boston Garden. The Celtics faced St. Louis in the championship series. The program is complete with stains along the bottom edge of the front cover and tiny stains along the outside edges of the pages. A team picture adorns the front cover, and inside are photos and biographies of Bob Cousy, Tommy Heinsohn, Gene Conley, Bill Sharman, Sam Jones, K. C. Jones and Red Auerbach. The annual reports, for 1987, 1990 and 1996, detail the team’s financial status. Each is ex-m and contains 16 or more pages. Two 18-ounce Wheaties boxes are collapsed. A 1993 box provides a tribute to Larry Bird with multiple images of him on the front and back. Ex-m. A box dated 1995 commemorates Boston Garden with images of Red Auerbach, Cousy, Bird, K. C. Jones, John Havlicek and Jo Jo White on the front and text on the Celtics on the back. Ex with a crease in the upper right front corner. The 21.75” x 37.5” colorful poster is a growth chart with images of Bird, Magic Johnson, Dominque Wilkins and Kevin Johnson. Ex-m as folded with multiple folds. Also included is a g-vg ticket stub from a Nov. 10, 1995 game in the team’s inaugural season at the FleetCenter. This eclectic Celtics collection spans four decades.
Minimum Bid $25     

Lot 107.  7 Harlem Globetrotters Programs, 1950-60. Since their creation in 1926 as a Chicago team, the Globetrotters have played more than 20,000 exhibition games in at least 120 countries. Five programs are from the early 1950s – 1950-51, 1952-53, 1953-54, 1954-55 and 1955-56. There also are two programs for 1959-60. The back cover is missing from the 1950-51 program, which pictures Goose Tatum as one of the current players. The 16-page program has an ex appearance; the front cover is by Lon Keller. The other programs contain at least 20 pages of photos and information. The 1952-53 program is vg-ex with a 2.75” spine split at the bottom. The edition for 1953-54 is ex; 1954-55, ex with a corner chip and a Keller cover; and 1955-56, vg+. Each contains a summary of the team’s travels and exploits during the previous season, as well as a section on owner Abe Saperstein. The two 1959-60 programs sport a cover with Willard Mullin artwork. Meadowlark Lemon is among the players pictured and profiled inside. One copy is a qualified ex, and the other, a qualified ex-m. The first has the date and small extra pen mark on the front, and the staples are missing from the second. These programs have delightful covers and excellent photo coverage of the team inside.
Current Bid $25     

Lot 108.  1953 Boston Garden-Arena Program with Celtics and College Basketball Content. Ed Macauley, the Celtics’ future Hall of Fame center, is on the cover of this 18-page (plus covers) ex program. An article discusses Macauley and Bob Cousy, as well as Slater Martin, George Mikan and other taller and shorter players from various teams. Each Celtic is pictured with an accompanying biographical sketch, including Bill Sharman, Gene Conley and the coach, Red Auerbach. The center spread has a scorecard for a Holy Cross-Hamline basketball game, and rosters for a Boston College-Brandeis game.
Current Bid $10     

Lot 109.  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’s players, the team 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. She served one season as a player/coach and scored more than 26,000 points. Debbie Smith of Tennessee, 1967-68. Also pictured are Catherine Jones and 6’3” Brenda Moon, both from Tennessee.
Minimum Bid $25     

Lot 110.  9 Paperback Books on Basketball – Hawkins, Bradley, Histories, Etc. This collection includes biographies of Connie Hawkins and Bill Bradley. The Hawkins book is “Foul! The Connie Hawkins Story,” David Wolf, 1972, vg+ to ex. John McPhee wrote “A Sense of Where Your Are: A Profile of Princeton’s Bill Bradley,” 1967, vg+. The book “Basketball” by Earl Schenck Miers provides an overview of the game; 1970 or 1971 revised edition, title page apparently missing, otherwise vg+. All of the other books contain career information on players: “Rookie: The World of the NBA,” David Klein, 1973, ex. “Basketball Stars of 1971,” Louis Sabin, 1970, vg. “Basketball Stars of 1974,” Hal Bock, 1973, vg. “The Complete Handbook of Pro Basketball: 1979 Edition,” Zander Hollander, 1978 first printing, ex. “Pro Basketball: Its Superstars and History,” Hollander, 1971, vg-ex. And “Illustrated Digest of Pro Basketball: 1971-72 Edition,” Art Poretz, 1971, vg-ex.
Minimum Bid $5     

Lot 119.  13 Sports Books – Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Football – Russell, Louis, Staubach, Etc. All but one of these books, which is noted, are paperbacks. They average ex and include works by Eliot Asinof, David Halberstam and Arthur Daley and articles by Damon Runyon and Ring Lardner. The collection includes five baseball books: “Eight Men Out,” Eliot Asinof, 1963; “Summer of ’49,” David Halberstam, 1989; “Baseball’s Unforgettables,” Mac Davis, 1966; “‘Sports Illustrated’ Great Moments in Baseball,” Bill Gutman, 1987; and “More Strange But True Baseball Stories,” Howard Liss, 1972 Random House hardback with an illustrated cover, no dust jacket. Basketball and boxing are each represented: “Champion: Joe Louis, Black Hero in White America,” Chris Mead, 1985, and “Go Up for Glory,” Bill Russell, 1966. One of the football books, “Kick-Off!” edited by Ed Fitzgerald, 1948, has chapters by various writers on such stars as Red Grange, Knute Rockne and Bronko Nagurski. The book is vg. Here is a list of the other football books: “Time Enough to Win,” Roger Staubach, 1980 first printing; Jerry Kramer’s Farewell to Football,” edited by Dick Schaap, 1969, two copies; “Pro Football’s Hall of Fame: The Official Book,” Arthur Daley, 1969; and “‘Sports Illustrated’ Pro Football’s Record Breakers,” Bill Gutman, 1987.
Minimum Bid $10     

Lot 121.  1971 Pittsburgh Pirates Pennant, 1973 New York Knicks Program, Hanson Ticket Stub. Mixed group with: 1. Pirates 1971 full-sized scroll pennant; good, faded, no tears. 2. Knicks vs. Phoenix 1973 program, 84 pages, photos of Bradley, DeBusschere, Frazier, Holzman, Reed, Monroe and Lucas. Ex interior with eight pages unprinted. 3. Ticket stub for a 1998 Hanson concert; vg.
Current Bid $5     

Lot 268.  33 Baseball Sets, Partial Sets and Subsets 1989-2015 with 19 Yasiel Puig and Other Rookies. These sets consist of nm to nm-m cards. Among the rookies are Buster Posey, Jason Heyward, Gerrit Cole, Manny Machado, Shelby Miller, Gregory Polanco and Adalberto Mondesi. Here is the list - TOPPS: 2008 Co-Signatures set of 100; 2010 set of 660 cards with Buster Posey and Jason Heyward rookies (2 sets); 2012 base set of 660; 2013 Chrome base set of 220 with Yasiel Puig and Gerrit Cole rookies (8 sets); 2013 set of 660 cards with Manny Machado and Shelby Miller rookies; 2013 Update Series 1-330 with three different Yasiel Puig rookies (3 sets); 2013 Series 2 332-661; 2013 Allen & Ginter set of 350 with Puig rookie; 2013 Spring Fever set of 50; 2014 series 1 1-331 (2); 2015 Opening Day set of 200; and 2015 Spring Fever set of 50 (2 sets). DONRUSS: 1989 factory set of 660, opened, packs still in the original cellophane wraps; 2008 Americana II set, 101-200. BOWMAN: 1998 Chrome Series 1 near set, missing #1 and 2 of #1-221; 2013 base set of 220 including Manny Machado; 2013 Chrome base set of 220 including Yasiel Puig rookie; 2013 Chrome BP Series 1-110 including Gregory Polanco and Adalberto Mondesi rookies; 2013 Chrome BP Series 111-220. LEAF: 2012 Pete Rose set of 50. STADIUM CLUB: 1991 Special Stadium set of 200. And UPPER DECK: 2008 Heroes set of 200. PLEASE NOTE: Because of the size of this lot, we cannot guarantee that all sets are 100 percent complete. We have checked each set for primary rookie and star cards.
Minimum Bid $50     

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