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    1957 Kansas Jayhawks NCAA Championship Second Place Presentational Plaque. In a devastating defeat that stuck with Wilt Chamberlain his entire career, the Kansas Jayhawks lost in triple overtime to the North Carolina Tar Heels in the monumental 1957 NCAA finals. Despite never winning a championship as head coach with KU, while head coach Dick Harp came oh-so-close in '57, he was an assistant under legendary head man Phog Allen during the Jayhawks 1951-52 championship run.

    Offered here is Harp's personal NCAA Collegiate Championship second place plaque from the historic 1957 roundball tournament, and it is easily one of the most significant basketball items in our May auction. Measuring at 9x13", it showcases an elegant brass figural disc that reads "National Collegiate Basketball Championship University Division," while the lower plate reads "19th Annual Tournament '57 Second Place". Exhibiting light wear, this piece will unquestionably stand out in any collection - or Hall of Fame, for that matter. Letter of provenance from Dick Harp's son, Richard.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 11
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