Impressive Basketball Collection of 13 Figures, Jordan Litho Basketballs and More!
Lot 344. Impressive Basketball Collection of 13 Figures, Jordan Litho Basketballs and More! All of the figures are mint in their original packaging. Shaquille O’Neal is the subject of two figures, one from McFarlane’s SportsPicks Series 2 (2001), and the other, from Starting Lineup’s 1997 Backboard Kings issue. McFarlane’s Series 5 is the source of a LeBron James collectible. These three figurines are about 9” tall. The McFarlane packages are nm to nm-m. The Starting Lineup box with Shaq has a price sticker and an indentation on the plastic. In 1998, Mattel issued a 5” figure of Kobe Bryant. Nm+ package with a price sticker. Six figures are in “Classic Doubles” from Starting Lineup’s 1997 edition – O’Neal and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird and Kevin McHale, and Joe Dumars and Grant Hill. These packages are nm except for one or two small corner creases; two packages each have a price sticker. Two 3” figures are from Headliners, 1996: Penny Hardaway and Damon Stoudamire. Michael Jordan is featured on two Mini Litho Basketballs from Spectacular Arts. Ex-m to nm packages. The basketballs, 5.5” in diameter, are mint; they each present two images of Jordan and career highlights. The boxes housing the basketballs show heavy use. Jordan has a role in another figure – a stuffed Warner Bros. “Taz” from the 1996 movie “Space Jam.” Part of a McDonald’s promotion, the 7.5” figure is mint in an unopened package. With these 13 figures and two basketballs are four empty cans that offered Michael Jordan memorabilia as part of an Upper Deck promotion. Minimum Bid $75.