Basketball Auction Planned For Hall of Fame Induction Day
Items up for bid span basketball history. Some are mementos from team glory days like the Chicago Bulls 1991-1992 NBA Championship banner that hung in Chicago Stadium. Others celebrate a player like Wilt Chamberlain's 1965-66 Philadelphia 76ers game-used home jersey. Exhibiting a style used for only one season, the red and white jersey is emblazoned with the all-time single game point-scoring king's number "13″ and the word "Phila." it had a minimum bid of $10,000 but is already trending close to $20,000 in online bidding.
Grey Flannel has put together a selection of 12 articles related to the career of the late slam-dunking Celtics superstar Dennis Johnson who is being entered into the hall of fame posthumously. Each item comes with a a letter of authenticity from the Johnson family. Johnson's 1984 Boston Celtics World Championship player's ring with a green sapphire shamrock with a central diamond, the name "Johnson" and other symbols of the team including the image of a Celtic with a pipe in his mouth and holding a trophy with the engraving "XV", denoting the 15th Celtics championship. This ring is already up over $15,000 in online bidding. Other items include Johnson's 1980 Western Conference game-used All-Star uniform, his 1984-85 Boston Celtics game-used home uniform and two multicolored Spalding basketballs commemorating career milestones.
Grey Flannel's Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 auction will take place at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, 1000 W. Columbus Ave., Springfield, MA 01105, starting at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. In addition to in-person and phone bidding, Grey Flannel welcomes absentee bids, including by phone and through www.GreyFlannelAuctions.com. Printed catalogs are free to all registered bidders.