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    1967 Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) Signed "Sports Illustrated" Magazine Cover. The most prolific scorer in NBA history remains very active in the community and as such is not one of the rarer autographs in the hobby, but this early variation is another matter entirely. The day after the Milwaukee Bucks won the 1971 NBA Championship, the iconic center changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and retired this scarce signature along with his birth name. An included letter of provenance explains that this cover removed from the April 3, 1967 SI was signed for the son of the UCLA team doctor. In black grease pencil, Alcindor signs and adds the notation, "Louisville '67 UCLA #1," celebrating the team's NCAA Championship captured in that city. Some barely visible writing in red grease pencil is in another hand. Cover exhibits general handling wear but presents very well. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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