SCP Auctions has brokered the private sale of a uniform worn by Wilt Chamberlain during his 1959-60 rookie season with the Philadelphia Warriors. The #13 jersey and shorts were authenticated and graded A9 by MEARS and recently photomatched by MeiGray. Among the matching photographs is a color image shot by legendary photographer Neil Leifer for Sports Illustrated on January 5, 1960 that shows Chamberlain leaving the court at Madison Square Garden.
Christian Laettner and “The Shot” are forever linked in basketball lore. Depending on one’s loyalty, it was either a miracle or a tragedy. There were 2.1 seconds remaining in overtime in the 1992 NCAA East Regional Final and Duke trailed Kentucky 103-102. Laettner took a 70-foot inbounds pass from Grant Hill at the top of the key, faked right, turned to the left and dribbled once, and then buried the game-winning shot against Kentucky. That would lead to Duke’s second national title.
A Stephen Curry mouthguard found by a fan at a Golden State Warriors road game in December was sold for $3,190 on Sunday morning in an online auction. California-based SCP Auctions handled the sale. In June, SCP vice president Dan Imler said he expected the mouthguard to sell for at least $5,000. The mouthguard, which has Curry’s name on both it and the carrying case in which it was found, was one of several quirky items sold in the auction.
LeBron made good on his promise to give Cleveland the championship the city so desperately sought. It took 7 games, a historic comeback from a 3-1 deficit, and a Kyrie Irving three to seal the deal, but it actually happened. SCP Auctions is taking us back to the earlier years of LeBron’s career with their latest relic, Game-Worn LeBron Shoes from The King’s rookie season. This Nike Air Zoom Generation pair features that iconic white and black colorway from LeBron’s first game against the Sacramento Kings (although it isn’t specified which outing this particular game used offering is from).
Fans will soon have a chance to buy a type of Steph Curry memorabilia that’s never been on the market before: a game-used mouthguard. SCP Auctions, which is based in California, said it obtained the mouthguard from a fan who picked it up off the floor near the Golden State Warriors bench after a game this season.
Only three more weeks remain in order to consign your prized sports memorabilia and graded cards in SCP Auctions’ 2016 Mid-Summer Classic. No other company will work harder to achieve outstanding results for your single item or collection through the online auction format. Hundreds of coveted items are already in the mix so don’t delay, call SCP Auctions today. The consignment deadline of June 17th is fast approaching!
Top lots thus far include: college basketball legend John Wooden’s circa 1970’s UCLA Basketball Coach’s jacket; the late Wilt Chamberlain’s 1971-72 game-worn L.A. Lakers warm-up jacket from that NBA championship season; a prized 1933 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth card (NM-MT PSA 8); a 1965 Topps #122 Joe Namath rookie card (NM-MT+ PSA 8.5); and Larry Bird’s circa 1978 Indiana State University game-worn warm-up jacket and pants. Overall, the auction will boast more than 1,000 sought-after prized memorabilia and cards and will no doubt be another event that media outlets around the world will be watching. Contact us today by either calling 949-831-3700 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to make your dream into a reality and score top dollar for your personal consignment(s).
Did you know that SCP Auctions has already set world record prizes in multiple categories across the industry? In fact, five of the top 10 highest priced sports items ever sold were sold by SCP Auctions including Babe Ruth’s circa 1920 New York Yankees game-worn road jersey, $4,400,000, highest price ever obtained for any piece of sports memorabilia; 1857 “Laws of Base Ball” documents authored by then-New York Knickerbocker Base Ball Club President Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams, $3,263,246, highest price ever paid for a baseball document or player contract; Jesse Owens’ 1936 Olympic gold medal from the Berlin Summer Games, $1,466,000, highest price ever for any Olympic memorabilia; and Julius “Dr. J” Erving’s 1974 New York Nets ABA Championship Ring, $460,741, the top price ever for any championship ring in history. -Terry Melia
Even though George Mikan was dubbed “Mr. Basketball” and voted the best “basketball player of the half century” in a 1950 Associated Press poll, he doesn’t exactly rival Stephen Curry in household name recognition. Fans and collectors may finally accord him a measure of the respect he deserves. In an SCP auction at www.scpauctions.com, the only 1948 Bowman rookie card of his ever graded a PSA 10 gem mint set a new world record for a basketball card. Seventeen bids drove the final price up to $403,664.