A literal Who’s Who of late 1970s to mid-1980s basketball, the presented publication lot boasts a combined (704) signatures on the sixteen included pieces. Single-signed magazines include Sports Illustrated: 1966 Baylor, 1976 Cowens (personalized), 1976 McAdoo, 1979 M. Malone, 1985 Abdul-Jabbar (personalized), 1986 Olajuwon, 1988 Barkley, 1989 Dumars; Hoop Magazines: Bird, Gervin, M. Malone and a 1975 Thurmond. The final part of the lot is a run of (4) 1981-82 - 1984-85 Pro Basketball Handbooks including (226), (238), (219) and (9) internal signatures respectively. Highlights include DeBusschere (d.2003), Drexler, (2) Gervin, (2) Hayes, Erving, Jabbar, D. Johnson (d.2007), (3) Magic Johnson, McHale, Parish, Robinzine (d.1982), D. Smith (d.1996), Thomas, (2) Walton, (3) D. Wilkins, (3) Worthy and many more. The 1981-82 - 1983-4 handbooks are incredible with signatures on nearly every page and present a rare opportunity to secure this many signatures over three publications. The Sports Illustrated magazines show mailing labels or had the labels removed. COA from James Spence Authentications. Please visit our website for a more detailed list of the highlights of this lot.
Notable signatures on the Handbooks include (2) H. Brown, L. Brown, Daly, DeBusschere (d.2003), Drexler, (2) English, (2) Gervin, (2) Hayes, Erving, (2) Issel, Jabbar, D. Johnson (d.2007), (3) Magic Johnson, KC Jones, (3) Lanier, Malone, (3) McAdoo, McHale, Murphy, Parish, (3) Ramsay, Robinzine (d.1982), D. Smith (d.1996), P. Smith (d.2002), Thomas, (2) D. Thompson, (2) Thurmond, (2) Walton, (3) L. Wilkens, (3) D. Wilkins and (3) Worthy and many more.