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    1930's-40's Early Basketball Greats Signed Photographs Lot of 19. While these folks probably wouldn't fare too well against Shaq and LeBron, they were kings of the court back in the day. An interesting assortment of early signed photos is highlighted by a snapshot of George Mikan and his brother, which the Hall of Fame center has inscribed on front and then used to write a brief signed note on verso. Other signers who might ring a bell to basketball historians: Bob Davies, Hank Luisetti, Fuzzy Levane (two, including a hilarious locker room shower shot), Howard Dallman, Harry Boykoff (2), Ralph Beard (of "Rupps' Fabulous Five"), Hank Gehrhardt. Image size is fairly evenly divided between 8x10" and larger snapshots, but signature quality is 8/10 and better across the board. A few photos exhibit some creasing, but nothing particularly bothersome. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2009
    1st-2nd Thursday-Friday
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