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Basketball Cards and Memorabilia   14 Lots      

Lot 530.  1976 Buckmans Discs of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Bradley. Each is nm-m.
Winning Bid $10.

Lot 531.  2003 UD Top Prospects #P1 Lebron James Promo Graded 9.5 by Beckett. This promotional card from Upper Deck approaches perfection with a Gem Mint grade from Beckett.
Winning Bid $20.

Lot 532.  1910s Imperial Cabinet Photos of Two Washington, D.C., Area Basketball Teams. Both photos are about 7 ½” x 9 ½” on 12” x 14” mounts. A 1910 photo pictures the Barker team, reportedly of Frederick, Md. Couple of scratches on the photo; otherwise, ex+ with sharp contrast. The mount has two clipped corners and a stain along the bottom edge. The second photo, from the National Press Association of D.C., shows a 1912 team. The mount is cracked, and the photo is torn between players 3” into the photo. Great clarity and contrast.
Winning Bid $25.

Lot 533.  6 Hardback Basketball Books, Other Publications. Pat Riley wrote two books: 1. Showtime: Inside the Laker’s Breakthrough Season, 1988 first edition, nm book, ex-m dj. 2. The Winner Within, 1993 first, ex-m+ book, vg+ to ex dj. Two other coaches and a referee tell their stories: 3. Daly Life, Chuck Daly, 1990 first, ex+ book, vg+ to ex dj. 4. Knight: My Story, Bobby Knight, 2002, nm book, ex dj. 5. Overtime! By referee Richie Powers, 1975 first, owner’s name inside, ex book, dj. 6. Wilt Chamberlain, George Sullivan, 1966 first, vg ex-library book for young adults, no dj as issued. 7. TSN 1998-99 Official NBA Guide, ex. 8-9. TSN Official NBA Register for 1997-98 and 1998-99, both ex. 10-11. Two 2005 Knicks calendars, ex-m.
Winning Bid $25.

Lot 534.  4 Programs Autographed by Basketball Hall of Fame Members. 1. Dave Bing signed a 1972 program for a New York vs. Detroit game at Madison Square Garden. His autograph is a 10 on the cover. Bing was a backcourt whiz who averaged 20 points per game in seven of his 12 NBA seasons. 2. Len Carnesecca autographed the cover of a 1984 Madison Square Garden program. His signature is a 9. He was a highly successful coach at St. Johns for 24 seasons. 3. Bob McAdoo’s autograph, a 10, is on the cover of a 1980 NBA program. Rookie of the Year in 1973, McAdoo led the NBA in scoring 1974-76. Over a 14-year career, he averaged 22.1 points per game. 4. John Wooden on a 1977 NCAA Regional Tournament program. His ballpoint autograph is a 10. Wooden is in the Hall of Fame both as a player and as college basketball’s most successful coach. Bonus: Program signed by Joe O’Brien, who served as the executive director of the Hall of Fame. He coached at Assumption College and is in the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. Authen-ticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $55.

Lot 535.  Dave DeBusschere Autograph on an Outstanding 1974 Sport Magazine Cover. If you want one item signed by the Hall of Fame New York Knicks basketball star and occasional Chicago White Sox pitcher, then definitely consider this issue. The cover pays tribute to DeBusschere’s defensive prowess by picturing him with six arms. He was one of the game’s best defensive players, and still managed to average 16 points over his career. He led the Knicks to two championships. At the age of 24, he became the youngest coach ever in the NBA. Later, he served as vice president of Nets, vice president of the Knicks and commissioner of the ABA. He died in 2003. Beautiful nm no-label news stand copy with a 10 sharpie autograph. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $55.

Lot 536.  Dell’s Basketball 1955 Signed by Hall of Fame Star Tom Gola. At La Salle University in Philadelphia, Gola became only the sixth player in collegiate history to be named an All-America four times. He is the first modern player to achieve this distinction. After college, he played in the NBA for 10 seasons with Philadelphia, San Francisco and New York. Gola is on the cover of the g-vg annual, and his signature is a 10. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Minimum Bid $20.

Lot 537.  Penny Hardaway Autograph Authenticated by Upper Deck on a Wilson Basketball. Hardaway’s signature on a Wilson Indoor-Outdoor basketball is a 10. Authenticated also by Kevin Keating.
Minimum Bid $25.

Lot 538.  8” x 10” Color Photo Autographed by Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq added “#32” to this ex-m photo, which shows him with Orlando. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $35.

Lot 539.  Autographs of 3 Boston Celtics - Bill Russell, Sam Jones, Jack Nichols All are on a 3” x 5” sheet of paper. All three played on the 1957-58 Celtics team, which won the Eastern Division title. Russell revolutionized defensive basketball; there has never been a better defensive big man. Sam “The Clutch” Jones was a graceful, effective shooter whose specialty was the bank shot. Both Russell and Jones were selected among the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996, and both are in the Basketball Hall of Fame. Nichols, who retired after the 1957-58 season, averaged 10.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in 9 seasons. He died in 1992. Russell and Jones’ signatures are 10 of 10. Nichols’ is 9 of 10. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $50.

Lot 540.  Program Signed by Mike Gminski, 9 Others on the 1979-80 Duke Basketball Team. An outstanding center, Gminski led Duke to the NCAA championship game in 1978. He earned All-America honors in 1979 and 1980 and Academic All-America honors in three seasons. Duke retired his uniform number. The 1979-80 Duke team finished at 22-8 and 14th in the AP poll. Gminski signed this program from the “Classic 4” tournament at Providence in December 1979. Joining him in signing were Coach Bill Foster, Gene Banks, Bob Bender, Kenny Dennard, Tom Emma, Chip Engelland, Jim Suddath, Mike Tissaw and Vince Taylor. Gminski, Banks, Dennard and Taylor subsequently played in the NBA. Gminski’s pro career spanned 14 seasons, including seven with New Jersey. He made 84% of his free throws, an exceptional number for a big man. He and Foster signed in blue felt-tip, and their signatures show as 9 of 10 against dark backgrounds. The others in black sharpie are 10s. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Minimum Bid $25.

Lot 541.  Basketball Books, Programs, Sports Illustrated. Nine publications. Books: Basketball Is My Life, Bob Cousy, 1958 HB, vg-ex book, vg dj. Wilt, Wilt Chamberlain, 1973 HB, stated first printing, ex-m book, ex dj. Championship NBA: NBA’s Official Playoff Story, Leonard Koppett, 1970 PB, stated first printing, vg+ cover, ex-m contents. SI: 11/28/83 Jordan-Perkins cover g-vg. 3/19/84 Ewing ex. 1/4/88 Jordan vg. 5/16/88 Jordan ex. Programs: 1998, 1999 NCAA Final Four, both ex+.
Minimum Bid $25.

Lot 542.  1970s Seattle Supersonics, Portland Trailblazers Basketball Bobble Heads. These bobbers, which rest on gold round bases, are mint in the original boxes. The Sonics example has a white jersey.
Winning Bid $68.

Lot 543.  Ticket Stubs for the 1976 NCAA Basketball Finals, Other College and Pro Games. Two stubs are for the 1976 Finals, including one for the championship game, at the Spectrum in Philadelphia. Indiana defeated UCLA, 86-68. Vg to vg+, better appearance. 3. 1990 Big East championship, vg. 4-13. Villanova tickets. Two full decorative tickets for the Wildcats inaugural game at the CoreStates Center in 1996. Ex-m. Two full student-faculty 1977 tickets for a Ball State game, nm+. Also, six stubs for 1991 or 1995 games. 14-18. Five Philadelphia 76ers stubs, 1976 and 1977, ex. 19. 1971-72 schedule from the NBA, ex. 20-21. 1972-73 and 1974-75 “Pro Basketball Guide,” both from Snibbe Publications, ex-m+. At less than $1 each, these items are well worth our MB.
Winning Bid $55.
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