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    Certainly the only comprehensive assembly of its kind

    NBA's Fifty Greatest Players Single Signed Baseballs Complete Set of 50. The famous lithograph commemorating the Golden Anniversary creation of the league's most esteemed brotherhood remains one of the most coveted autographed relics in the collecting subgenre--we're proud to offer one in this Platinum Night event. But while 250 of those lithographs exist to tempt the advanced basketball collector, we suspect that this offering represents the sole complete assembly of single signed baseballs from the top players of the NBA's first half century.

    While the lithograph lacks the tragic Pete Maravich, who perished suddenly during a 1988 pick-up game, he's counted among the cast of fifty here, signing a non-official ball, "To Gordon, Pistol Pete." This toughest representation of the brotherhood is the sole personalized model. The overwhelming majority of signers utilized Official National/American/Major League baseballs, and most commonly appear on the sweet spot. The signature quality is uniformly strong, with none dipping below 8/10 in boldness, and most better. Just a small handful of the baseballs exhibit any toning, as most are clean and white.

    The cast of signers:

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Nate Archibald, Paul Arizin, Charles Barkley, Rick Barry, Elgin Baylor, Dave Bing, Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain, Bob Cousy, Dave Cowens, Billy Cunningham, Dave DeBusschere, Clyde Drexler, Julius Erving, Patrick Ewing, Walt Frazier, George Gervin, Hal Greer, John Havlicek, Elvin Hayes, Magic Johnson, Sam Jones, Michael Jordan, Jerry Lucas, Karl Malone, Moses Malone, Pete Maravich, Kevin McHale, George Mikan, Earl Monroe, Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O'Neal, Robert Parish, Bob Pettit, Scottie Pippen, Willis Reed, Oscar Robertson, David Robinson, Bill Russell, Dolph Schayes, Bill Sharman, John Stockton, Isiah Thomas, Nate Thurmond, Wes Unseld, Bill Walton, Jerry West, Lenny Wilkens, James Worthy.

    While the funds and time expended to assemble this unique collection was considerable, this is clearly a grouping worth well beyond the sum of its parts. Several of these baseballs could be considered very scarce, making a replication of this lot a very complicated, if not impossible, endeavor. Individual PSA/DNA or Upper Deck authentication paperwork for each ball.


    More Information:

    The following have been graded by PSA/DNA:

    Paul Arizin - Overall: 8.5
    Autograph: 8
    Baseball Grade: 9

    John Stockton - Overall: 8
    Autograph: 8
    Baseball Grade: 8

    David Robinson - Overall: 9
    Autograph: 9
    Baseball Grade: 9

    Jerry West - Overall: 9
    Autograph: 8
    Baseball Grade: 10

    Oscar Robertson - Overall: 9.5
    Autograph: 9
    Baseball Grade: 10

    Willis Reed - Overall: 8.5
    Autograph: 9
    Baseball Grade: 8

    Shaquille O'Neal - Overall: 8.5
    Autograph: 8
    Baseball Grade: 9



    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2016
    20th-21st Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
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