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Vintage Laced Basketball - 1910's

ITEM 1: 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 2: 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. Price $450

Vintage 1920’s Wright & Ditson - Victor Laced Basketball

ITEM 3: 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 4: 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

Vintage Laced Basketball 1920 - 1930's

ITEM 5: Here we are offering an Exceptional Laced Basketball from the 1920 - 1930's era.  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. The brown leather contrasts nicely with the dark brown leather laces, the ball remains soft and supple. Additionally, it holds air perfectly and retains it's spherical shape. As shown above it has wonderful patina which makes for it's ideal vintage appearance. The quality and condition are exceptional. Solid EX-MT. Price $375

Vintage Basketball Trophy dated 1929

ITEM 6: 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! Price $225

1950's Bob Cousy Facsimile Signed Basketball

ITEM 7: 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 8: 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

1920’s Vintage Basketball Sweater

ITEM 9: Here we are offering a scarce 1920's Wool Basketball Sweater made by Leacock's. Leacock's was located in St. Louis and produced professional quality items but there is no provenance with this sweater. It is an awesome antique basketball sweater which features a basketball within the letter C. Based on the four stripes on the left sleeve and star patch that is sewn above them, it was likely worn by a four year letterman and captain of the team. It is a size 44, made of all wool, extremely high quality and remains in gorgeous NR-MT condition! SOLD

1920’s Vintage Basketball Sweater by Lowe & Campbell

ITEM 10: Offered here is a wonderful 1920's antique basketball sweater. This is a top-of-the-line sweater produced by the Lowe and Campbell Athletic Goods Company. The sweater is pure wool and a beautiful crimson red with a blue basketball patch at center with a red N inside. The patch is made of wool felt. The sweater is of significant size and remains in amazing NR-MT condition! This is a very scarce vintage basketball item, perfect for the vintage basketball collector or any antique sports enthusiast. SOLD

RARE 1920’s Black Leather Basketball Knee Pads

ITEM 11: 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 $225

1920-30’s Joe Lapchick Model Basketball Shoes

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

1910’s Vintage Basketball Uniform by O'shea

Here we are offering a professional quality, vintage basketball uniform made by O'shea. This uniform is of good size and is a matching set. The basketball jersey is black wool with gold trim and features two cloth tags. The O'shea (Chicago) makers cloth patch and an Em-Roe Sporting Goods cloth patch from Indianapolis. O'shea made jerseys and sweaters for many of the prominent colleges and universities, and also professional teams. Unfortunately there is no provenance for this uniform but I am sure it was used by a team of significance! The shorts are matching and feature quilted padding on the interior, also of professional quality. This wonderful antique basketball ensemble is of the highest quality and remains in gorgeous EX-MT condition! SOLD

1920’s Laced Basketball made by Draper & Maynard

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

1955 Trophy Basketball made by Spalding

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

Vintage Basketball Uniform 1930 - 1940's

This Vintage Basketball Uniform dates from the 1930-40's. It is a fine quality uniform with matching cloth patches in the jersey and shorts which indicates the makers as the Pittsburgh Sports Shop, out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Felt letters reading Holy Trinity are sewn on to the front of the jersey and the number 4 is sewn on to the front back and the shorts. This wonderful vintage basketball uniform grades solid EX-MT! SOLD

Vintage 1910’s Black Leather Basketball Shoes

We are offering here a wonderful pair of antique basketball shoes that date from the 1910's. They are made of the highest quality materials. The supple black leather high tops remain in stunning EX-MT to NR-MT condition and have the original laces still intact. Extremely scarce to find vintage basketball shoes in this amazingly fine condition. These exceptional, vintage basketball shoes will make a fine addition to your antique sports memorabilia collection! SOLD

1916 - 1917 Spalding Basketball Guide

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

1900-1910 Outer Seam Laced Basketball

Offered here is a very RARE Outer Seam Laced basketball which dates from 1900 to 1910 era laced basketball. This style basketball, with the extruded seams, is an extremely rare version. The purpose of the exposed seams was to allow the basketball to be used outdoors and last longer. It resulted in the balls being used very hard and in rough conditions therefore the remaining examples are few. This example is made of chocolate brown, suede leather and exhibits a modest amount of use leaving the basketball with an ideal vintage patina! A great addition to any vintage basketball collection! SOLD

Exceptional Antique Basketball from the 1920's

Here we are offering an Exceptional Laced Basketball from the 1920's era.  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. The rich, dark brown leather remains soft and supple. Additionally, it holds air perfectly and retains it's spherical shape. As evident in the image above it has an ideal vintage appearance. The quality and condition are exceptional. Solid EX-MT. SOLD

1930’s Vintage Laced Basketball

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

1931 Laced Basketball Trophy

Offered here is a Gorgeous 1931 Laced Basketball Trophy. This outstanding early basketball trophy was presented to the Girls Champions of Kingfisher County in the year 1931. This outstanding trophy is silver in color and is in the form of an actual, almost full size laced basketball. It has an ideal patina that will compliment any vintage basketball collection. Measuring 10 1/2 inches tall it remains in solid EX-MT condition. SOLD

 
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