Lot 267. 25 Different 1957-58 Topps Basketball Cards – Ramsey, Hagan and Twyman Rookies, Etc. #3 Johnston rookie g-vg, 6* ex, 7 f-g, 8 g, 11* ex, 15 Ramsey rookie p, 22 p-f, 30 f, 34* vg-ex, 37 Hagan rookie p-f, 41* ex, 46* ex+, 49 f, 54 vg, 55 vg, 56 p, 57 vg, 61 g, 64 p, 66 f-g, 67* ex, 68* ex+, 71 Twyman rookie p, 72* ex and 76 g-vg. Cards designated with an asterisk (*) have the player’s year of birth, position (G, F or C) and “58” added to the back; this additions have not been considered in grading them.
Minimum Bid $50
Lot 268. 24 1961-62 Fleer Basketball Cards – Gola, Hagan, Howell, Twyman, Guerin, Etc. The cards are #5 g-vg, 6 Boozer rookie ex, 7* ex+, 14* Gola vg, 15 Green rookie ex, 18 Hagan f, 20 Howell g, 24 g, 27 g, 28* vg-ex, 30* ex+, 31 Meswchery rookie g, 32* vg, 33 Ohl rookie vg, 37 Rodgers rookie vg, 40 f, 42 Twyman p, 48 vg, 52 Guerin IA ex, 55 vg, 57 g, 64 f and 65 Twyman IA (2) one vg-ex and the other vg. Twenty-three different cards. Cards with an asterisk (*) have minor writing on the back that has not been considered in grading them.
Winning Bid $45
Lot 269. 11 1970s Topps Basketball Cards – 1 1971-72 and 10 1972-73 – Many HoFers. The 1971-72 card is #140, NBA Field Goal Pct. Leaders, including Alcindor and Chamberlain vg. The 1972-73 cards are: #1 Chamberlain vg, 7 Cowens vg-ex, 21 Unseld g, 60 Frazier p-f, 81 Wilkens vg-ex, 92 Nelson g, 122 Bradley vg, 150 Hayes f, 169 Archibald All-Star vg and 180 Gilmore rookie vg.
Winning Bid $15
Lot 270. 1971-72 Topps Basketball Trios Partial Set of 13 – from a Set of 26. Several of the key cards are present in this group: #1 ex, 4A (single print) ex-m, 7A (SP) ex-m, 10 vg-ex, 10A (SP) ex, 13A (SP) Barry vg-ex, 16A (SP) ex, 19A (SP) ex-m, 22A ABA Stickers ex, 25 Frazier ex, 31 West vg+ to ex, 34 Robertson ex-m+ and 46 NBA Stickers p.
Minimum Bid $40
Lot 271. 1974-75 Topps Basketball Quality Partial Set – 233 of 264 Including Many Top Stars. Some big names are present, and some are missing from this partial set, which generally features cards with strong corners. Among the stars are #28 Tomjanovich ex, 31 Riley ex-m, 39 Walton rookie ex-m, 55 Robertson ex-m, 113 Bradley ex, 132 Jackson ex-m, 144 NBA Scoring Leaders ex-m, 145 NBA Scoring Average Leaders ex-m+, 146 NBA Field Goal Percentage Leaders ex-m+, 200 Erving ex, 207 ABA Scoring Average Leaders nm, 226 Nets Leaders with Erving ex-m+ and 257 Karl rookie nm. The Checklists, #141 trimmed f and 203 vg-ex, are unchecked. The rest of the set grades ex-m+ . The missing cards are #1, 10, 25, 30, 50, 63, 66, 67, 70, 80, 81, 87, 91, 100, 121, 126, 120, 130, 132, 151, 152, 155, 175, 176, 180, 196, 216, 220, 235, 250 and 252.
Winning Bid $55
Lot 274. 9 Basketball Autographs – 7 by HoFers – Frazier, Barry, Hawkins, Riley, Etc. Three autographs are on 8” x 10” color photos – Walt Frazier, Tim Hardaway and Norm Nixon. Pat Riley autographed an 8” x 10” b&w photo, and Lou Carnesecca, a 5” x 7” b&w photo. Both of these signatures are personalized; the others in this group are not. The four other signatures are on 1994 Action Packed Hall of Fame cards: Nate Archibald, Rick Barry, Connie Hawkins and Calvin Murphy. These nine autographs are nm-m 8 and better. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Minimum Bid $50
Lot 276. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Autographed Autobiography. ESPN’s 26th greatest athlete of the 20th century signed the first title page “Abdul Jabbar.” The signature is large and bold – an unimprovable 10. Associated Press selected Abdul-Jabbar as the century’s 31st best athlete. He 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. The 1990 stated first edition hardback and dust jacket are ex. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 277. Bob Cousy Signed Index Card Matted with a Color Photo. Large nm-m 8 signature matted to 8” x 14” with a 4” x 7” photo of Cousy with the Boston Celtics. Cousy was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1971, and the Celtics retired his uniform number. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 278. Vintage Photos of Boston Celtics Hall of Fame Star Bob Cousy as a College Player. Cousy was a three-time All-American guard at Holy Cross before he launched his HoF pro career. He appears in a 5” x 7” posed photo and in a 1947 Associated Press 7” x 9” wire photo in a game against Manhattan. The larger photo captures Cousy putting up a short that contributed two points to the Crusaders’ victory. It shows a moderate number of fine stress creases throughout in the emulsion. The other photo is ex-m.
Minimum Bid $10
Lot 279. Jerry Lucas Signed Cap from Mario Lemieux’s Charity Golf Event. Lucas had a Hall of Fame basketball career at forward and center with the Cincinnati Royals, San Francisco Warriors and New York Knicks from 1963-74. He was the NBA’s Rookie of the Year in 1964. His autograph is a bold 10 in black on a red cap from the fifth anniversary edition of the Mellon Mario Lemieux Celebrity Invitational. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 280. John Wooden Signed UCLA Card Authenticated by PSA/DNA and Kevin Keating. This 4” x 6” color card from UCLA shows Wooden giving instructions to his Bruins during a game. The autograph has been certified and the card slabbed by PSA/DNA. The signature is mint 9. Wooden was the first individual enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach. As a player, he had a Hall of Fame career at Purdue. He also was a successful pro. The first three-time consensus All-American, he entered the Hall of Fame as a player in 1961. By then, he had coached high school and then college basketball at Indiana State and UCLA. From 1964-75, his UCLA teams captured 10 national championships. For his success as a coach, he was enshrined again in the Basketball HoF in 1972. Wooden passed away in 2010. Authenticated also by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $20