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1900-1910’s Basketball Uniform with Quilted Shorts

ITEM 1: Offered here is an amazing 1900-1910’s Basketball Uniform with Quilted Shorts! This antique basketball uniform dates from the early 1900's, perhaps into the early 1910's. It is an exceptional ensemble which includes khaki, canvas, quilted shorts and a white wool jersey with blue, felt “Subway” sewn on front. Both items remain in exceptional EX-MT condition. It just makes for an exceptional vintage basketball look. Early basketball uniforms are very scarce and this one is a beauty that will look amazing in your vintage sports collection! Price $400

1900-1910 Outter Seam Laced Basketball

ITEM 2: Offered here is a very RARE Outter 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

Vintage 1910’s Black Leather Basketball Shoes

ITEM 3: 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! Price $300

Vintage 1910’s GoldSmith Basketball Knee Pads

ITEM 4: Here we are offering an outstanding pair of vintage basketball knee pads. These fine antique basketball knee pads date from the 1910's and were made by the GoldSmith Sporting Goods Company out of Cincinnati, Ohio. They are made of canvas and are both perfectly marked with the attractive GoldSmith logo and identified as model No. 52. The pair remains in pristine, GEM-MINT condition. A true rarity and an amazing find for even the most condition conscious collector. Price $350

1910’s Vintage Basketball Uniform by O'shea

ITEM 5: Here we are offering a proffessional 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 proffessional quality. This wonderful antique basketball ensemble is of the highest quality and remains in gorgeous EX-MT condition! Price $300

Exceptional Antique Basketball from the 1920's

ITEM 6: 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. Price $375

1920’s Vintage Basketball Sweater

ITEM 7: 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! Price $275

1920’s Vintage Basketball Sweater by Lowe & Campbell

ITEM 8: 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. Price $250

RARE 1920’s Black Leather Basketball Knee Pads

ITEM 9: 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

ITEM 10: 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! Price $400

1930’s Vintage Laced Basketball

ITEM 11: 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! Price $450

1931 Laced Basketball Trophy

ITEM 12: 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. Price $450

1955 Trophy Basketball made by Spalding

ITEM 14: 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! Price $250

Vintage Basketball Uniform 1930 - 1940's

ITEM 15: 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! Price $175

1916 - 1917 Spalding Basketball Guide

ITEM 16: 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.. Price $75

 
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