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    1990 "Miller Lite CBS Sports NBA Player of the Year" Trophy Presented to Earvin "Magic" Johnson. The iconic Los Angeles Lakers point guard won back to back NBA Most Valuable Player Awards in 1989 and 1990, and here we find a contemporary prize likewise asserting Johnson's basketball preeminence. This weighty etched glass beauty was issued by CBS Sports, as sponsored by Miller Lite, to recognize a dominant campaign that would prove to be Johnson's penultimate before his first retirement.

    We are unaware of any auction sales of any NBA Most Valuable Player Awards from Johnson's packed personal trophy case, nor any Championship rings, establishing this as arguably the most important ever to surface. An included letter of provenance informs us that the trophy was displayed at the corporate offices of the Los Angeles Lakers for a number of years before it was given to a staffer when the public relations department moved to a new, smaller location. The downsizing left no room for a supply of memorabilia that was therefore distributed among the workers.

    The figural basketball that dominates the trophy's design is life-sized, the base engraved, "Earvin Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers, 1990." Weight is a little less than twelve and a half pounds (12.5 lbs.). Fine condition. Letter of provenance from former Los Angeles Lakers front office worker.


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    August, 2016
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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