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1977 Pete Maravich Sixty-Eighth Point Game Used Basketball. Perhaps the most famous game of Pistol Pete's professional career came on February 25, 1977 as his New Orleans Jazz faced off against the New York Knicks at the Superdome under the bright television lights of New York City's WOR. With his floppy socks a-flapping, Maravich dazzled with an endless array of jumpers, lay-ups, hooks and bank shots, completely bedeviling the Knicks, including the great Walt Frazier, widely considered one of the best defenders in the game.

Having played before the advent of the three-point line, Maravich was surely robbed of several points he would have enjoyed with that added component, and it's even been said that his sixth foul, an offensive charge on a completed basket with a minute in regulation which ended his night, was a questionable call and the massacre really should have continued.

Presented here is the game ball from that masterful display in the Crescent City, acquired several years ago from Pete's widow Jackie. The "Wilson Official NBA" ball remains perfectly spherical and perfect for display, with the vintage decoration of a single panel announcing "Pete Maravich, 68 Points, Feb. 25, 1977." It's certainly one of the most significant Maravich artifacts to reach the hobby, worthy of the Basketball Hall of Fame and the finest of private collections. LOA from Russek & Imperato.


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October, 2009
1st-2nd Thursday-Friday
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