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    1965-66 Wilt Chamberlain NBA Player of the Year Award. One of the most significant basketball pieces to reach the auction block in recent years is presented here, the plaque awarded to the legendary Stilt in recognition of his status as the NBA Player of the Year. As the prize was issued by the celebrated athletic periodical The Sporting News, we will not attempt to improve upon their journalistic skills and will simply transcribe the text at the bottom of the plaque that justifies their choice. "Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76'ers, 1965-66 NBA Player of the Year, Setting a field goal shooting percentage record of .540, Chamberlain piled up 2,649 points in 79 games during the 1965-66 campaign to lead the National Basketball Association in scoring for the seventh season in a row. He also topped the circuit in rebounds with 1,943. As a result of his great performance, he was chosen by his fellow performers as Player of the Year in a poll conducted by The Sporting News."

    The plaque is striking in its simple, elegant aesthetics, made all the more attractive with a matching silver sharpie signature from the man whose portrait appears at center. A small amount of chipping at the upper left corner is noted for the sake of full disclosure, but causes little distraction to the eye. The understated silver frame brings the final dimensions to 14x17".

    Perhaps only Babe Ruth could enter into a discussion of the most dominant figure within his sport during his era of activity, and clearly the numbers that Chamberlain put up this season, and most of the others in his Hall of Fame career, couldn't possibly be duplicated. Given this iconic status, any artifact from the career of Wilt Chamberlain takes on tremendous historical import, and with Most Valuable Player awards for comparable baseball Hall of Famers like Joe DiMaggio and Roy Campanella approa


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    27th Saturday
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