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Pro/Olympic/College Basketball Autograph Collection with Jordan, Shaq, Wooden & 1984 Olympic Team

Lot Number 831

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Basketball stars shine in this diverse assortment of signed publications, memorabilia and flats. Selected from the collection of a lifetime Wisconsin basketball coach who (along with his son) acquired the materials firsthand over a fifty year career of interaction with the subjects. Demonstrating the careful presentation of one who amassed the items for the love of the game, these intriguing souvenirs generally display in better to excellent condition with average (“8-9”) signature potency unless noted. Auction LOA from JSA. More on our website.

The complete list of included items is as follows:




(3) 1984 Men’s Basketball Olympic Team items: 1.) Michael Jordan single-signed cut acquired during the period in the summer of 1984 per the consignor; 2.) Team-Signed sheet with (10) signatures: Johnny Dawkins, Joe Kleine, Jon Koncak, Chris Mullin, Sam Perkins, Chuck Person, Alvin Robertson, Wayman Tisdale, Jeff Turner, Leon Wood; 3.) 7/13/84 USA Olympic Team vs. NBA All-Stars unsigned program (VG-EX)


(2) Shaquille O’Neal signed flats: 1.) 11x8 cutout tracing of Shaq’s considerable hand with “#32” inscription; 2.) basketball camp program cover only signed by (4) with: Shaq with “#34, Stacey King with “21”, Charles Smith with “#54” and Rod Luther


Oscar Roberston autographed 1969-70 Topps basketball card #50 signed as “Big O” (“5-6”)


1970 Hardback book “Greatest Stars on the NBA” by Phil Pepe signed on the page 25 photo by Bob Cousy (no dust jacket)


(8) Single/Multi-Signed flats with: (3) play diagram sheets: (2) John Wooden, Dean Smith (personalized); (3) lined notepaper sheets (all personalized): Bob Cousy, Bob(by) Knight, Dale Brown/Denny Crum; (2) 3x5 unlined note sheets: Rick Barry, K.C. Jones (loose on an album page with a trading card and a clipping)


Also present are:


Signed items: Sam Cassel on a 24” Milwaukee Bucks pennant (EX); Johnny Newman on a Milwaukee Bucks cap with “#22#; Bo Ryan (personalized) on the flyleaf page of a hardback book titled “Bo Ryan Another Hill to Climb” with original dust jacket; c.1984 Medalist Sports News newspaper dual-signed by Ray Meyer with “DePaul”/unknown; (28) assorted single/multi-signed flats with: (3) Hubie Brown (all personalized, (1) dual-signed with Mike Fratello), Jack McMahon with “76ers”, Don Nelson/unknown, Marv Kessler/Lute Olson (personalized), Paul Pressly, Pat cummings/Edgar Jones/Brian Winters, Sidney Moncrief/Dave Meyers/Sam Smith/unknown, Junior Bridgeman/(2) unknown, Marqes Johnson, Junior Bridgeman, Larry Costello, Scotty Robetson/unknown, Keith Erickson, Hank Raymonds, Rick Majerus/HankRaymonds/Ric Cobb, Frank Arnold, Eddie Sutton and (7) other pieces with (27) signatures


Unsigned items: Marvin Webster 10/30/82 game-used wristband; 1981-82 Marquette brochure; 1979-80 Marquette media guide; 12/18/82 Marquette program; 1985 McGregor Flashback Notebook Volume XI (VG); 1980 Medalist Flashback Notebook Vol. VI (VG); (22) trading cards


This lot comes from the personal collection of Dick Luther, a venerable Wisconsin basketball coach who has associated with and befriended countless athletes over the years. One of four Luther lots in our current auction, these vintage original materials are being offered for the first time as the coach is liquidating his lifetime collection. Please see the Other Sports-Auto Racing and Baseball Cards-Sets & Near Sets categories for the other three lots.

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