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1909 Pen & Ink Image - Cornell University Lady Basketball Player

ITEM 1: This is a very attractive Pen & Ink image of a Cornell University Lady Basketball Player. This is a wonderful depiction which features the Player in her Ivy League sweater holding a plump leather laced basketball. The image measures, 8.5x 14 framed. It is also signed and dated. the date is Nov 1909 and the signature appears to be Karl Thayer Souley. The marking on the original frame backing is from EDWIN F. SMITH'S art store, Osborn Block, Ithica, N.Y. The overall condition is EX-MT! Price $300

1907 Basketball Team Photograph in Original Frame

ITEM 2: 1907 Basketball Team Photograph in Original Frame.  Dr. James Naismith created the game of basketball in 1891, this exceptionally old basketball photograph shows a six man team just sixteen years later. The quality of the photo is superb with perfect contrast. It comes housed in it's original 13"x 15" frame that has helped to preserve the wonderful condition for 106 years! A rare opportunity to add this fine piece from basketball's beginning to your sports memorabilia collection. The condition is solid EX-MT. Price $175

1909-10 Two-Piece Basketball Award Medal

ITEM 3: This is a 1909-1910 Two-Piece Basketball Award Medal. This exquisite vintage basketball award was issued to L. J. McFadden in the season of 1909-10 as 2nd prize for the number of points scored. The award is finely detailed with stars and wreaths around the border and an embossed laced basketball in the center. The information is inscribed in blue against the silver background for an overall striking appearance. A very ornate and high quality vintage basketball collectible that remains in gorgeous NR-MT condition! Price $175

1909-10 Basketball Award Medal / Pin

ITEM 4: Offered here is a 1909-1910 Basketball Award Medal / Pin. This unusual award is a very early piece of vintage basketball memorabilia, issued less than 20 years since the game's origination in 1891. The award recognizes the Rockwood Basketball Team from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the individual champions of the 1909-10 season. It is silver with a finely detailed laced basketball embossed in the center. The exceptional EX-MT to NR-MT condition will make for a fine display among your vintage basketball items. Price $100

1931 Laced Basketball Trophy

ITEM 5: Offered here is a Beautiful 1931 Laced Basketball Trophy. This wonderful antique basketball trophy was presented to the Girls Champions of Kingfisher County in the year 1931. The 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

Vintage Basketball Trophy / Plaque - 1930

ITEM 6: 1930 Basketball Trophy / Plaque. This unusual vintage basketball trophy / plaque was made by the W. B. Manufacturing Company. They specialized in figural trophies for all sports. This unique piece features a full bodied basketball player embossed in silver on a black, metal background. It is nicely inscribed and dated 1930 in a silver flowing banner above the figure. The original hanging chain remains entirely intact. A wonderful antique basketball piece that remains in solid EX-MT condition! Price $175

1927 Spalding Basketball League Trophy

ITEM 7: 1927 Spalding Basketball League Trophy. This is a superb antique basketball trophy. Silver in color,this large loving cup measures 12 inches tall with an ideal patina. Etched into the trophy id the following: Spalding Junior Basketball League - Won By - St. Anne's Young Mens Society - 1927. It possesses awesome display ability as it would fit wonderfully into any vintage basketball or sports memorabilia collection. The condition is gorgeous NR-MT! Price $175

1920-30's Brass Basketball “Champions” Belt Buckle

ITEM 8: 1920-30's Brass Basketball “Champions” Belt Buckle. This is a terrific and very unique vintage basketball collectible. This fine belt buckle was made of brass and was expertly crafted with exquisite detail. It has a 1920's art deco appeal with embossed images of a laced basketball, full body basketball player, the word "CHAMPIONS" and the letter H with red an blue enamel inlay. A very ornate and high quality vintage basketball collectible that remains in gorgeous EX-MT condition! Price $250

1930’s Art Deco Basketball “Bookends”

ITEM 9: Offered here is a pair of 1930’s Art Deco Basketball “Bookends.” This unusual pair of vintage basketball bookends has wonderful art deco appeal, the solid black with gold trim and detail looks great! They have remained in exceptional NR-MT condition and will make for a fine display among your vintage basketball items. SOLD

1955 Trophy Basketball made by Spalding

ITEM 10: This fine antique basketball doubles as a beautiful, vintage basketball trophy! The basketball is a top quality example 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

1906-07 Basketball Team Photograph in Original Frame

ITEM 11: 1906-07 Basketball Team Photograph in Original Frame.  This wonderful antique basketball photograph dates from just fifteen years after Dr. James Naismith created the game! The seven man team is nicely posed in matching vintage basketball uniform with the team manager at back center. The photo is positively gorgeous and remains in its original frame which measures 12"x 14". A great display item for any vintage basketball collection! The condition is solid EX-MT. SOLD

1910’s Canvas and Leather Basketball Carrier

ITEM 12: 1910’s Canvas and Leather Basketball Carrier. The vintage basketball is NOT included in this listing. The offered item is this very scarce, canvas and leather basketball carrier. That's right!... a special bag that fits perfectly just one basketball. This is how things of importance were taken care of 90-100 years ago. This bag has survived in wonderful condition with the leather remaining supple, the buckle and strap remain intact and the canvas is free of any rips, holes or tears. A very scarce and interesting vintage basketball collectible. The condition is NR-MT! SOLD

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