Lot 286. Autographs of 9 Boston Celtics – 7 HoFers – on Full Magazine Photos. The signatures are nm 7 and better by Dee Brown, Dave Cowens, Tom Heinsohn, Bailey Howell, Sam Jones (personalized), Cedric Cornbread Maxwell, Don Nelson, Tom (Satch) Sanders and Bill Sharman (pers.). The Sanders photo is b&w; the others are color. Some of the magazine pages have been slightly trimmed, and some have been folded for mailing. All but Brown and Maxwell are in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Nelson was enshrined as a coach, and Sharman, as a player and coach. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Minimum Bid $40
Lot 287. 2 1950s NBA “Record Books” and 12 “Basketball’s Best” Reviews, 1953-54 to 1971-72. A St. Louis Hawks-New York Knickerbockers program is also part of this collection. The “Record Books,” for 1950-51 and 1951-52, contain 64 pages of records and results for the previous season and schedules and rosters for the upcoming campaign. Each presents 20 or more pages of player photos and written profiles, including such stars as Arizin, Cousy, Davies, Holzman, Macauley, George Mikan, Phillip, Pollard, Schayes and Sharman. Ex-m. The issues of “Basketball’s Best” serve essentially as an NBA yearbook, with results of the previous season, league leaders, and generally three or four pages on each team, including player photos and biographical sketches. The issues offered here contain 48 pages through 1965-66, 52 in 1966-67, 62 in 1969-70 and 98 in 1971-72. The format undergoes a change for 1971-72. The 12 issues are for 1953-54, 1955-56, 1957-58 (Cousy cover), 1958-59, 1959-60, 1961-62, 1963-64 (West cover with Sam Jones and Sanders), 1964-65 (Chamberlain cover), 1965-66, 1966-67, 1969-70 and 1971-72 (Jabbar and Reed cover). These issues average vg-ex. Also included is a partial program for a 1960-61 Hawks-Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. Jerry West, Jack Twyman, Oscar Robertson, Rod Hundley, Bob Pettit, Bob Cousy, Darrall Imhoff are Richie Guerin are among the players pictured, profiled or both. The covers and the first two and last two pages are missing.
Winning Bid $102