When Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won six MVPs and six NBA championships, he had a great team around him. That’s no different now, as in addition to featuring the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Collection, the Goldin Auctions 2018 October Legends Auction is loaded with more than 1,500 lots of sports, entertainment and historical memorabilia. The auction closes on Saturday night, Oct. 27, at GoldinAuctions.com.
The Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Collection features 146 lots of memorabilia including numerous championship rings, game-worn jerseys, the ball he scored to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, three UCLA championship nets, historic awards including the inaugural Naismith College Player of the Year Trophy, and even a pair of his signature goggles. It also includes numerous personal items such as his Little League baseball trophy, black cowboy hat, letters from former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, and much more. Much of his proceeds will benefit the SkyHook Foundation, whose mission is to give kids a shot that can’t be blocked. The entire collection is available here.
Here are a few of the marquee items and the current bid (as of Oct. 25 at 9 a.m. ET) in the Goldin Auctions 2018 October Legends Auction at GoldinAuctions.com.
The Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Collection
- Lot #76 – 1982 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar L.A. Lakers Championship Ring (current bid $85,000).
- Lot #63 – 1971 Lew Alcindor Milwaukee Bucks Championship Ring (current bid $85,000).
- Lot #41 – 1969 Naismith College Player of the Year Award Presented to Lew Alcindor-the first ever Naismith Award (current bid $65,000).
- Lot #81 – 1984 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Basketball Used to Break Wilt Chamberlain’s NBA Scoring Record-framed with game box score and photo of Kareem and Wilt (current bid $60,000).
- Lot #60 – 1970-71 NBA Most Valuable Player Podoloff Trophy presented to Lew Alcindor-the first of his six NBA MVP Awards (current bid $60,000).
- Lot #72 – 1976-77 NBA Most Valuable Player Podoloff Trophy presented to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar-the fifth of his six NBA MVP Awards (current bid $55,000).
- Lot #38 – 1967-68-69 UCLA Championship Nets-presented in a framed display with Lew Alcindor signed photos (current bid $57,000).
- Lot #53 – 1969 Lew Alcindor UCLA Bruins National Championship Ring (current bid $55,000).
- Lot #179 – 1916 M101-5 Blank Back #151 Babe Ruth Rookie Card (SGC EX+ 5.5 “1 of 2”)-This is one of just two examples at its tier (with none graded higher) among a total of 12 copies recorded in SGC’s census reporting (current bid $180,000).
- Lot #164 – James Naismith 1891 Founding Rules of Basketball from his 1934 Manuscript with Hand Notations-Offered here is a copy of the very rules typed out by James Naismith in 1934 for his manuscript “Basketball: The Fascinating Story of the Game The Whole World Plays Told By The Man Who Invented It.” The original rules on this 1934 version were typed out on three total pages, with additional hand-written notes. These were the original rules from 1891 that started the game we know today (current bid $95,000).
- Lot #694 – 1957 Topps Football #138 John Unitas Rookie Card PSA MINT 9 Rookie Card (current bid $75,000).
- Lot #182 – 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax Rookie Card (PSA 9)-This is one of just 23 examples at its tier (with three graded higher) among a total of more than 7,300 copies recorded in PSA’s census reporting (current bid $52,000).
- Lot #196 – 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects #BDPP89 Mike Trout (Gold Refractor Signed Rookie Card (#45/50) BGS Gem Mint 9/5/BGS 10-The limited-edition piece is serial-numbered “45/50” (current bid $48,000).
- Lot #190 – 1969/70 Topps #20 John Havlicek Rookie Card (PSA Gen Mint 10 “1 of 2”)-This is one of just two examples at its tier among a total of more than 1,300 copies recorded in PSA’s census reporting (current bid $40,000).
- Lot #181 – 1952 Bowman Baseball Complete Set (252)-#11 on the PSA Set Registry (current bid $39,000).
- Lot #154 – 1956 Roberto Clemente Rookie Era Used Rawlings Glove (PSA/DNA)-The Great One wore this Rawlings 11.5-inch HSP Solid V Anchor model fielder’s glove during only his second season in the majors (current bid $22,000).
- Lot #234 – 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series Ring Presented to Bobby Doerr-The ring is one of 61 lots in The Bobby Doerr Collection from the Red Sox legend. It also includes signed bats from Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb (current bid $14,000).
About Goldin Auctions
Sports memorabilia impresario Ken Goldin has sold more than $700 million in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history and pop culture and was the pioneer of using the medium of television to sell sports memorabilia. Over the past few years, Goldin Auctions sold Babe Ruth’s 1918 contract for a record $1.02 million, an Honus Wagner T206 card for a public sale record $3.12 million, the Mike Piazza Post-9/11 home run jersey for $365,000, and the 1979-80 Wayne Gretzky PSA 10 rookie card for a record $465,000. Goldin Auctions strives to break new ground and offer collectors the best in collectible treasures up for auction in the marketplace. All game-worn or autographed items come with team, player, league or additional LOA from industry leading authenticators; and collectors can bid with confidence that their proxy/ceiling bids remain confidential. For more information, visit www.goldinauctions.com.