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    1950's-70's Marques Haynes Contracts & Harlem Magicians Ephemera from the Marques Haynes Collection. From the late 1950's through the early 1970's, covering the period when the Harlem Magicians also were known as The Fabulous Magicians, here is an outstanding group of collectibles. It includes five contracts signed by team leader and Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Marques Haynes. Within the lot are over twenty black and white photographs of the team covering this span of time, many originals and many previously unpublished. Great action shots represent the balance of the pictures, with only a few posed images. A terrific image from the Fabulous Magicians shows Marques taking flight before an awestruck crowd, wearing one of the rare uniforms offered elsewhere in this auction. Unused stationery from the Magicians, including one with a nice picture of legendary Goose Tatum, also is included. Finally, two telegrams from fellow Hall of Famers, Walter Brown and John Kundla, are part of this offering as well. The overall condition of the photographs is excellent. The signed contracts are VG, due to normal wear, and bear the autographs of Marques Haynes in 8/10 to 9/10 quality. A very attractive and one-of-a-kind collection of memorabilia from an enduring career. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2005
    29th Saturday
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