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1900-1910's Basketball Knee Pads

ITEM 1: Here we are offering a very early pair of vintage basketball knee pads. They are very primitive in design, just a pad of compressed felt covered with canvas. All of the straps are intact, including the often missing or removed, center strap. This is possibly the earliest pair of antique basketball pads that we have handled and they remain in exceptional EX-MT condition. A great opportunity to add a rare vintage basketball item to your collection. Price $225

1930's OK Manufacturing Co. Laced Basketball

ITEM 2: Here we are offering an Exceptional Laced Basketball made by the OK (Ohio-Kentucky) Manufacturing company out of Ada, Ohio. It’s there Official model number 30B. Collecting the various styles of leather basketballs with rawhide laces is very popular among vintage basketball and vintage sports collectors alike. The offered antique basketball is a wonderful example from the 1930’s. The light brown leather contrasts nicely with the bold markings and with the natural rawhide laces. This antique basketball retains its spherical shape perfectly as a new bladder has been installed to allow the ball to hold air. The basketball remains soft and supple, you could actually dribble and play with this vintage basketball! As shown above, it has wonderful patina which makes for it's ideal vintage appearance. The quality and condition are exceptional. Solid EX-MT. SOLD

1936 Figural Basketball Trophy

ITEM 3: This fine vintage basketball trophy was presented in 1936. It is inscribed, “1936 foul shooting champ.” It measures 11’ tall and features a full figure basketball player reaching up with a laced basketball. A rather heavy and substantial antique basketball trophy that remains in EX-MT condition. Price $125 

Vintage Basketball Trophy dated 1929

ITEM 4: Offered here we have a 1929 Figural Basketball Trophy. This gorgeous and high quality antique basketball trophy was made by the Lowe & Campbell Sporting Goods Company. It measures 9 inches tall and features a very detailed full body figure of a vintage basketball player sporting period garb and holding a vintage laced basketball. The trophy reads, "Basket Ball - Champions - Columbiana County - 1929." This antique trophy is more silver in color than indicated by the image above and the finish is flawless and could be polished to a brilliant shine if desired. A striking display piece for your vintage basketball collection! SOLD

1955 Trophy Basketball made by Spalding

Item 5: This Vintage Basketball doubles as a beautiful, antique basketball trophy! The antique basketball is a top quality basketball that was made by the Spalding Sporting Goods company, the Official Top-Flite model 100. The ball shows minimal use and is carefully painted with the year 1955, and all the details from this important game. Hopewell and Monaca were the teams, with Hopewell winning 61 to 45. A very scarce item and a beautiful addition to any vintage sports display or basketball collection! SOLD

1950's Bob Cousy Facsimile Signed Basketball

ITEM 6: Here we are offering a 1950’s Bob Cousy endorsed basketball, made by the Seamless Rubber Company. This exceptional vintage basketball is endorsed by basketball legend, Bob Cousy. Bob Cousy played 13 seasons of professional basketball. From 1950 to 1963 he played every year for the Boston Celtics. He made the all-star team EVERY YEAR and is a member of the basketball hall of fame. The basketball is a wonderful example and only the second one that we have encountered. The facsimile signature is bold and bright and the ball itself remains in exceptional EX-MT condition. Price $250

Vintage Basketball Box - Billy Cunningham

ITEM 7: Here we are offering a 1960’s Bill Cunningham picture box for the Wilson Indestructo basketball that was endorsed by Billy Cunningham himself. The box features a beautiful, multi color image of Billy Cunningham wearing his number 32 Philadelphia 76er's jersey. He played 9 seasons with the Sixers in the NBA and two seasons in the ABA with the Carolina Cougars. This scarce box is a great advertising piece and display piece as well. The condition is solid EX-MT. Price $175

RARE 1920’s Black Leather Basketball Knee Pads

ITEM 8: RARE 1920’s Black Leather Basketball Knee Pads. This is an exceptional pair of antique basketball knee pads. The maker is unknown but they are positively of the highest quality. The leather remains in wonderful condition, as soft and supple as the day they were made. They feature a leather strap and buckle to secure them in place. Also there is a small pad on the strap. Both the pad and the inside of the knee pads are lined with a wool padding, similar to sheep's skin. A unique style of vintage basketball knee pads. The overall condition is solid NR-MT! A great addition to any vintage basketball collection! Price $175

1920-30’s Joe Lapchick Model Basketball Shoes

ITEM 9: Here we have an EXTREMELY RARE and incredible pair of vintage basketball shoes! Certainly among the finest pairs that we have ever owned, they remain in stunning condition and are endorsed by Joe Lapchic, having his facsimile signature on the ankle patches and bottoms of both shoes! Lapchick played professional basketball and is best known for playing with the Original Celtics in the 1920s and 1930s. He was arguably the best center of his era. He ended his playing career in 1937 to become the head coach at St. John's University. Then in 1947 he took over the New York Knicks in the NBA where he coached until 1957. He took the Celtics to three consecutive NBA Finals in 1951, 1952 and 1953. The connection to Lapchick is great but the shoes themselves are the real stunner! Most impressive is the overall condition and that the rubber remains pliable, almost like new. They are a size 8 and ready for the hardwood! SOLD

1920’s Laced Basketball made by Draper & Maynard

ITEM 10: Here we are offering a vintage 1920’s Laced Basketball. This exceptional vintage basketball was made by the Draper & Maynard Sporting Goods Company. It has remained in wonderful condition with the D&M logo and information clearly shown on the ball. It is a high quality basketball with supple leather and it retains it's spherical shape.  Collecting the various styles of leather basketballs with rawhide laces is very popular among vintage basketball and vintage sports collectors alike. The offered vintage basketball is a wonderful example. As evident in the image above it has an ideal vintage appearance. The quality and condition are exceptional. Solid EX-MT. SOLD

1916 - 1917 Spalding Basketball Guide

ITEM 11: The following is a 1916 - 1917 Spalding Official Basketball Guide. This guide is an outstanding source for vintage basketball information. Inside includes a 28 page section on the rules and regulations. The bulk of the guide is packed with hundreds of pages that list and show team photos of several hundred college and university basketball teams from Ivy League to small town schools... amazing! The condition is VG with note to the partial loss of the back cover's edge. SOLD

1930’s Vintage Laced Basketball

ITEM 12: This is a 1930’s Vintage Laced Basketball. This antique basketball was made by the Olympic Sporting Goods Company and is boldly marked with the logo and model number X827 and also the word OFFICIAL. It is of the highest quality construction having tight stitching throughout and the original rawhide lace closes the seam. One of the finest examples that we have ever owned, it posses an ideal patina, holds air perfectly and maintains it's spherical shape for an awesome display! An outstanding addition to any vintage sports memorabilia collection. The condition is EX-MT to NR-MT! SOLD

Vintage Laced Basketball - 1910's

ITEM 13: Offered here is a 1910’s suede leather laced basketball with outer seams. This wonderful antique basketball holds air perfectly and maintains it's spherical shape for an awesome display. An unusual and interesting characteristic of this basketball is that the seams are left on the outside rather than the inside. Some sporting goods catalogs refer to this ball as an "outside basketball." The idea was that having the seams turned out would allow the ball receive less wear and therefore last longer. An interesting innovation and a great looking laced basketball. Very popular among collectors of antique basketball items, these laced basketballs are always in demand and this one is an exceptional example in condition and quality. Very scarce, EX-MT. SOLD

Antique Basketball Rim with Net

ITEM 14: Here we are offering a very rare and impressive 1910-20’s basketball rim complete with the original net. We have handled a few of these over the years, mostly just the basketball rim. Having the original net is very rare and a great addition for the look and display ability. This fine antique basketball goal is clean and sturdy, a great centerpiece for you vintage basketball collection. A true rarity. SOLD

Vintage 1920’s Wright & Ditson - Victor Laced Basketball

ITEM 15: We are offering here a vintage laced basketball from the season of 1922-23. This exceptional antique basketball was made by the Wright & Ditson - Victor sporting goods company. The ball was decorated with the season of 1922-23, players' names and "Portland Champs" to create this unique basketball trophy. Very reminiscent of team photos where the basketball is shown featuring the date and such. This was a basketball of the highest quality and it remains is wonderful, EX-MT condition. SOLD  

Vintage 1930’s Chuck Taylor Basketball

ITEM 16: Here we are offering an outstanding basketball that has been endorsed by Chuck Taylor. The basketball is a Wilson model CTO which recognizes the same Chuck Taylor as the famed Converse Chuck Taylor basketball sneakers. The question of Chuck Taylor's basketball career is a bit suspect. There are reports of him playing professional basketball for the Akron Firestones, a team from Ohio. However, the records are flimsy but the name is not. This is the first Chuck Taylor model basketball that we have encountered. The ball holds air making for a great display. The condition is EX-MT. SOLD

 
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