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Basketball Books Signed by 10 HoFers – Abdul-Jabbar, Bradley, Cousy, Hawkins, Robertson, Etc.

Lot 564. Basketball Books Signed by 10 HoFers – Abdul-Jabbar, Bradley, Cousy, Hawkins, Robertson, Etc. All hardbacks. Six books are signed by players, and four, by coaches. Autographs are on the title page unless otherwise noted. Player-signed Books – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, “On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance,” 2007 first edition, nm-m book, ex-m+ dust jacket, “Abdul Jabbar” gem mint 10 autograph on the author page facing the title page, foreword by Quincy Jones. Bill Bradley, “Life on the Run,” 1976 apparent first edition, vg-ex book, g dust jacket, mint 9 to gem mint 10 autograph. Bob Cousy, “Cousy: His Life, Career, and the Birth of Big-Time Basketball” by Bill Reynolds, 2005, nm-m book, ex-m dj, mint 9 autograph with “Best Regards” above. Connie Hawkins (died 2017), “Foul! The Connie Hawkins Story” by David Wolf, 1972 stated first edition, vg+ to ex book and dust jacket, gem mint 10 signature. Oscar Robertson, “The Big O: My Life, My Times, My Game,” 2003, nm-m book, nm dj, gem mint 10 autograph on the first title page with “4/12/08” added. Coach-signed Books – John Calipari, “Refuse to Lose” with Dick Weiss, 1996 stated first edition, nm+ book, ex-m dj, gem mint 10 autograph, foreword by Rick Pitino. Pete Carril, “The Smart Take from the Strong: The Basketball Philosophy of Pete Carril,” with Dan White, nm-m book, nm dj, nm-m 8 to mint 9 signature. John B. McLendon, Jr. (d. 1999), “Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association” by Terry Pluto, 1990, nm book, vg+ to ex dj, gem mint 10 signature. Ray Meyer (died 2006; 2 books), “Ray Meyer: America’s #1 Basketball Coach” by James Enright, 1980 stated first printing, nm-m book, vg+ to ex dj, mint 9 personalized and dated autograph on the flyleaf. And “Coach” by Ray Meyer with Ray Sons, 1987 apparent first edition, ex-m book with a very small scuff on the back cover, vg+ dj, mint 9 autograph with this addition: “Enjoy the book! Good luck & good health to you!” IMAGES OF THE AUTOGRAPHS NOT SHOWN ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Winning Bid $132.    

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