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    1930s Big Ten Basketball Signed Government Postcard Collection (3) All but unheard of in any form, much less on government postcards, these vintage 1930s basketball signatures will drop the jaw of any serious basketball collector. Best is the "Apr 4, 1935, Indianapolis, IN" postcard signed by six members of the Purdue team, including an amazing "Johnny Wooden," the only example we've ever seen of that signature variation from the Hall of Fame coach and player. His brother "Cat" is here as well. Twelve members of the Northwestern team signed this "Jan. 4, 1935, Evanston, Ill" postcard, most notably the Hall of Famer A.C. "Dutch" Lonborg. Finally, a single signed postcard from Muncie, Indiana, dated "Dec 11, 1934," reads "Branch McCracken, Coach at Ball State." Though not Big Ten, McCracken actually starred as a player at Indiana. All postcards are moderately toned with age, but the signatures remain in magnificent 9/10 or better condition. LOAs from Mike Gutierrez & Bob Gryder/GAI and James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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