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    1921 Joint Basketball Committee Certificate Signed by Three Hall of Famers. Extraordinary early relic brings together three of the toughest and most essential figures of the early development of the sport, one of the most significant autographed basketball items we've ever had the good fortune to offer.

    The Hall of Famers:

    Lynn W. St. John. Instrumental force in formalizing national and international rule books. Served on NCAA Rules Committee with James Naismith. Member of the Olympic Basketball Committee for introduction of the sport in the Games, 1936.

    Ralph Morgan. Founded the Collegiate Basketball Rules Committee in 1905, serving as Secretary and Treasurer. Founder of Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League (now the Ivy League) in 1910, serving as Secretary and Treasurer.

    George T. Hepbron. Conducted first national rules seminar. Edited AAU Basketball Guide from 1901-14.

    All signatures rate 8/10 or better. Certificate measures 8.5x11.5" and exhibits some handling wear and scattered toning, none of which affects the autographs in any significant regard.

    We can find no auction results for either Hepbron or Morgan autographs over the past decade and a half, and only two examples for St. John. As such, bidders may consider this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at ownership.



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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    14th-16th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 7
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