Lot 442. 82 1973-74 Topps Basketball - Maravich, Robertson, Frazier, Etc. Key cards in this group, which are from a set of 264, are #1 Archibald, 10 Frazier, 48 Bibby rookie, 53 Porter rookie, 70 Robertson, 71 Jackson, 130 Maravich and 142 Monroe. The other cards are #6, 8, 15, 22, 27, 28 (2), 31, 34, 38, 52, 56, 61, 65, 67, 68, 74, 81, 86, 89 (2), 92 (2), 98, 102, 106, 112, 117, 124 (2), 128, 137, 140, 143, 144, 149, 152-154, 155 (2), 157-163, 166 (2), 170, 174, 175, 182, 183, 187, 193, 194, 196, 212, 213, 221, 223, 224, 226, 232, 236, 244, 246, 247, 253, 254, 261 and 264. The hockey cards are 1974-75 Topps #226 Russell, 1977-78 Topps #144 Potvin and 1990-91 Pro Set #1 Hull (2). These cards average vg-ex.
Winning Bid $35
Lot 443. 1989-90 Hoops Basketball Set Set of 353 Cards. Includes #21 Jordan All-Star nm-m, 138 Robinson rookie nm+, 150 Bird nm-m, 200 Jordan nm-m, 211 Rodman nm-m, 244 Pippin nm-m, 260 Richmond rookie nm-m, 310 Robinson rookie nm-m and 353b Pistons Champions (Blanha) nm. Nm-m set.
Winning Bid $5
Lot 444. 8 Scarce 1992-93 Fleer Team Leader Cards Including Michael Jordan. The supply of these cards is relatively limited; they were inserted only into Fleer’s rack packs. The Jordan card, #4, grades ex+. The other cards are #2 Lewis ex+, 8 Isaiah Thomas ex+, 10 Olajuwon vg-ex, 12 Manning nm+, 16 Campbell nm-m, 25 Pierce ex+ and 27 Ellison ex+.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 445. 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.
Minimum Bid $50
Lot 446. Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan Limited Edition Gold Foil Cards and a Magazine. Upper Deck produced all of the cards. A special folder with covers designed to resemble the surface of a basketball contains two oversized cards commemorating the “1995-96 Chicago Bulls First 70-Win Season.” This set, #134 of 1,000 produced, is mint. Each of the two cards has the same photography on the front, picturing Toni Kukoc, Micahel Jordan and Scottie Pippen together, and Dennis Rodman. One was produced using 22-Karat gold foil around the photos, while the other has red foil accents. A 1996 22-Karat gold foil card titled “The Shot” features Jordan and is #7596 of 10,000. The shot was Jordan’s game winner in the 1982 NCAA championship game between North Carolina and Georgetown. Three 1998 oversized cards, approximately 3.5” x 6”, are the same and numbered 62, 502 and 504 of 5,000. Titled “Michael Jordan Retires,” the cards have an embossed 22-Karat gold foil image of Jordan and five inset color photos. The cards are nm-m; the plastic screw-down holders that enclose them are scratched. Finally, this group includes the May/June 1991 issue of “Legends Sports Memorabilia” with Jordan on the cover; ex with an area on the cover that the varnish did not cover. Inside, the publication contains two pages of cards, including one of Jordan.
Winning Bid $40
Lot 447. Michael Jordan Boxes, Posters and Calendars from Wheaties. Twenty-eight items are in this collection. All of the Wheaties boxes have been emptied and collapsed. A 1989 20-ounce box promotes an “Air Jordan Flight Club Offer.” Ex-m. The same artwork is used for the covers of two 1991 calendars, each with seven photos of Jordan inside; one ex-m+ and one vg+ to ex. Ten Jordan posters, each 16” x 24”, are an important part of the collection. Eight posters open to 12” x 16” to reveal three different images of Jordan. There are two copies each of two posters and four of the third. These posters then open further, and three posters together form a 24” x 48.75” poster that shows Jordan about to score. The smaller posters form two of these three-panel posters. The two remaining posters present two different action scenes; one has Jordan high above the rim. These posters average ex+ to nm. Seven different 1991 18-ounce boxes show Jordan eating Wheaties on the front and have nine 1991 Fleer cards on the back. The card set includes eight different back panels; seven are present here. The cards are printed front and back. Panel 6 has a Jordan card. The boxes are ex. Four of the 63 cards, on three panels, show light creases. A 1990 18-ounce box has a “Shoot Hoops with Michael Jordan Action Game” on the back. Ex. Two 18-ounce boxes from 1993 commemorate the Chicago Bulls’ consecutive NBA championships, 1991 through 1993. The front of the box pictures Jordan and other players, and a team photo is presented on the back. Ex. There are four other boxes: 1989, 18-oz., Jordan eats Wheaties on the box front, vg+ to ex; 1990, 12-oz., Jordan pours Wheaties from a box, ex; and two the same, apparently 1989, 18-oz., Jordan soars on the front, and the back has “The Michael Jordan Story, Part 2.” Both vg+ to ex. Also, a flyer promoting 1990-91 Hoops cards and showing Jordan, Bird, Parish and other stars.
Winning Bid $50
Lot 449. Archibald and Wilkins Autographs, 1989-90 Fleer Near Set + Stickers, Pippen Rookie Cards. Nice little collection with very good break-up potential. Seven autographed cards are present: HoFers Nate Archibald on 1993 Upper Deck NBA All-Star Heroes card #1 and Dominique Wilkins on 1991 Fleer #6. Also, Derrick Coleman on 1993 Upper Deck NBA All-Star Recruits #28 and Kelly Tripucka on four cards, 1987 Fleer #112, 1989 Fleer #18 and 1989 Hoops #55 (2). Authenticated by Kevin Keating, the signatures are generally nm-m 8, with Archibald and Wilkins’ the strongest. Fleer’s 1989-90 basketball issue of 168 cards is missing two, #133 Ainge and 155 Malone. The Michael Jordan card grades nm-m. All 11 Stickers are present, including #3 Jordan, nm. Scottie Pippen rookie, 1988-89 Fleer #20, is centered slightly better than 30:70 top-to-bottom, has sharp corners and grades nm. This group also includes five 1993-94 Classic cards, including Webber and Hardaway, in a cello wrapper.
Winning Bid $15
Lot 450. 24 Basketball Photos – Arizin, Cousy, Auerbach, Bob Presley, Jabbar, Okayama, Etc. These photos, in various sizes from numerous sources, are primarily from the photo files of the “Independent-Press Telegram” newspaper in Long Beach. All are black & white or sepia. Five photos originated with the Associated Press wire service. Two deal with racial strife on the University of California team in 1968. A 4.5” 9” wire photo shows Bob Presley, the Cal center who was suspended by coach Rene Herrerias during the controversy. In a 7” x 9” photo, Herrerias meets with his team. He resigned at the end of the season. Presley’s troubled life and eventual suicide are chronicled in Herb Michelson’s “Almost a Famous Person.” The other AP photos have Red Auerbach arguing with NBA referees (1964, 7” x 10”); a stock photo of Paul Arizin to go with the announcement of his retirement (1961, 2.5” x 9.5”), and New York Yankees third baseman Red Rolfe teaching basketball to players at a New Hampshire business college (1938, 7” x 9”, sepia photo). The smallest photo is a 3.5” x 5” snapshot of Yasutaka “Chibi” Okayama, a member of Japan’s national basketball team whose height was variously listed as 7’ 7” to 7’ 10”. In 1981, the Golden State Warriors drafted him, but he remained in Japan. Three 8” x 10” photos are team issues: Arizin, Philadelphia Warriors, and Elgin Baylor and Jim Barnes, LA Lakers. Other 8 x 10s show Kurt Rambis (1982); Bob Cousy and Auerbach (HBO promotional photo for “Champions of American Sport”), and Ed Kelleher, coach at St. John’s, Fordham and Army. Photos ranging from 5” x 7” to 6.5” x 9.5” present images of Abdul-Jabbar (1981), Jim Brewer (1981), James Worthy and Terry Jones. Five 8 x 10s (four different) show Bill Bond, Stanford guard and recipient of the 1953 “California Mr. Basketball” award in 1963 as the state of California’s best high school basketball player; and two picture Bob Blake, a forward for Cal in the mid-1950s. These photos average vg to vg-ex.
Winning Bid $45
Lot 451. 1978 Avalon Hill Sports Illustrated Statis Pro NBA Basketball Board Game. This game is based on the 1977-78 NBA season and contains cards of such players as Pete Maravich, Rick Barry and Calvin Murphy. It appears to be complete and includes the instructions and what appears to be a pad of sheets for keeping score. The contents are ex-m to nm, and the box is ex with a crease on the bottom.
Winning Bid $5