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Basketball Signed-Items Collection Including Lakers "Legends" Litho and Many Hall of Famers (45 items)
Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $1,175.00
This collection of signed basketball items is comprised of both display prints and photos, as well as a few miscellaneous pieces, and features a total of fifty-six signatures (forty-three different). Two Signed Display Prints: 1) Limited-edition Lakers "Legends" lithograph (36 x 18 inches) featuring portrait images of Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Magic Johnson, Elgin Baylor, and Abdul Jabbar. Signed by each player in pencil ("9/10") directly below his respective image. Also signed by the artist ("A. Neilsen") in the lower right. Numbered "1889/1992" in the lower left. Matted and framed to total dimensions of 44.5 x 26 inches. This signed limited-edition display piece is the highlight of the collection. Originally issued at a considerable price, it is beginning to be widely recognized as a classic. 2) 1973 New York Knicks 30th Anniversary limited-edition Giclee on paper artwork (18.5 x 26 inches), signed in silver paint pen ("9/10") by Jerry Lucas, Earl Monroe, Willis Reed, Henry Bibby, Walt Frazier, Dick Barnett, Dave DeBusshere, and Bill Bradley. Also signed by the artist Doo S. Oh in the lower right. Numbered "42/73" in the lower left. Matted and framed to total dimensions of 25.5 x 33 inches. Signed Photos (37): the collection consists of 8 x 10-inch photos (both color and black-and-white) that have been signed in a variety of inks ("9/10"). The players represented here are Abdul Jabbar, Nate Archibald, Paul Arizin, Charles Barkley, Rick Barry, Elgin Baylor (2), Dave Bing (2), Dave Cowen, Bob Cousey, Dave DeBusshere, Julius Erving, Walt Frazier, George Gervin, Hal Greer, Magic Johnson, Sam Jones, Jerry Lucas (2), Kevin McHale, Karl Malone, Moses Malone, George Mikan, Earl Monroe, Hakeem Olajuwon, Robert Parish, Bob Pettit, David Robinson, Willis Reed (magazine page), Oscar Robertson, Dolph Schayes, Bill Sharman, Nate Thurmond, Bill Walton, Jerry West, and Lenny Wilkens. The photos are in overall Nr-Mt condition. Miscellaneous Signed Items (6): Bill Bradley, in black marker ("10") on the cover of a 12/7/64 issue of Sports Illustrated, Vg-Ex; Billy Cunningham, in blue marker ("10") on the front of a 1968 Topps basketball card (#167), Vg; Hal Greer, in blue marker ("10") on the front of a Basketball Hall of Fame postcard, Ex-Mt; John Havlicek, in black marker ("8") on the front of real-photo postcard, Vg; Elvin Hayes in blue Sharpie ("10") on the front of a Basketball Hall of Fame postcard, Nr-Mt; and Wes Unseld, in blue marker ("10") on the front of a 1969 Topps basketball card (#65), Ex. Please Note: Due to the size and/or weight of this lot, shipping costs (depending on where it is sent and its method of shipping) may be substantial. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Total: 45 signed items representing 56 signatures. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+ SOLD FOR $1,175.00
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