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Circa 1920's Edward Tryon Brand Norristown High School Girl's Basketball Bloomer Style Uniform.  This rare bloomer style uniform is one piece and composed of a heavier material, and features and early Edw. K Tryon Co makers tag.  Tryon was a Philadelphia area sporting goods maker, and Norristown is Philadelphia suburb.  This attractive uniform buttons open along one side.  It is a larger sized uniform, although I don't see an obvious sixe marker.  The uniform features a large felt patch on the chest with NHS lettering.  The uniform is in very nice condition, and is a rare surviving bloomer style basketball uniform.
INV#0984
$300.00




Circa 1930 Ann Arbor Michigan Area Trophy Laced Basketball.  This early ball features an inflation valve, and has had its deteriorated bladder replaced with a new one.  The ball has several names with corresponding positions on it, as well as 2 scores present.  The scores are for games between Ann Arbor and Lansing, as well as Ann Arbor and Jackson.  There is also a faint marking that appears to read Tournament 1930.  One of the names on the Ann Arbor team is "Chuck" Menefee, who would go on to be an athlete at the University of Michigan, graduating in 1934.  The ball does not have a discernable maker's mark, and is in excellent condition.  Great looking early basketball. 
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Late 1920's Southwestern Bell Women's A.A.U. Basketball Team Full Uniform.  This colorful uniform features a satin style tank top jersey with built in crotch strap, and a matching pair of button-sided shorts.  The jersey features a blue felt bell logo atop the chest area, and a number 3 on the reverse.  There are no maker marks present on the uniform, but the shorts have a size 32 marking present, and an owner's name marked as Sis Kentzel.  A superbly attractive early women's AAU basketball uniform with a very patriotic color scheme.
$375.00


1920's Boston Bruins Founder Charles Francis Adams Snapshot photo.  This great photo shows Adams in his early Bruins logo sweater, posing with his rifle.  Charles Francis Adams founded the Bruins, also served as owner of the Boston Braves baseball team, and built the Boston Gardens Arena.  A Hockey Hall of Fame member, Adams formerly had a division, the Adams division, named after him.  A great vintage piece of Bruins ephemera.
$80.00



Beautiful Circa 1920's Bubble Glass Style Framed Basketball Players Photograph.  This great looking early  basketball photo is housed in a convex glass style frame measuring 16 inches tall by 13 inches wide, with the wood being a tiger maple style.  The players are wearing quilted shorts, knee pads, and early style basketball shoes.  The photograph does have a small area of damage near the right player's pants, but the glass in perfect condition.  A great looking early bubble glass style sports photo.
$250.00




Very Large Framed Pair of 1941 Ohio University Basketball Team Photos both of which include Frank Baumholtz, who played both professional baseball and basketball.  The frame measures 37 inches by 17. inches, and the photos are framed without glass.  The 1941 Ohio U. team were the runners-up in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) which was the biggest college basketball tournament at that time, and were lead by their coach "Dutch" Trautwein.  The top photo shows the entire team with the players identified below, and the bottom photo shows Dutch Trautwein with his "Big Six" players.  A neat pair of early basketball photos.
$250.00



Circa 1920 SP O'Shea brand Basketball Wool Sweater.  This attractive wool sweater features a laced basketball on the chest, with an overlying SP.  I am not sure if SP stands for St Paul's School of Concorde New Hampshire, or possibly South Portland, Maine.  The sweater features an early O'Shea Knitting Mills tag, with a tag below it reading James Bailey Co. Sporting Goods Portland Maine.  The sweater is in very nice condition, and you do not come across early basketball varsity style sweaters very often.
$250.00




1927 Goldsmith Brand Basketball Uniform.  The attractive red and blue colored uniform hails from the coal mining region of Pennsylvania, and the pants features a Goldsmith Athletic Goods tag.  The jersey has 1927 across its chest, with the number 5 on its back.  The jersey does have some areas of mothholing to the wool  The shorts are red with interior quilted padding, and feature navy blue striping, and an interlocking S C on the lower left front.  A superb looking early basketball uniform.
$250.00




Circa 1950's Wilson Brand University of Pennsylvania Basketball Warm Up Suit.  This attractive full uniform features both Wilson and Pearson Sporting Goods makers tagging.  The jacket features a size 40 tag, and player number 23 sewn in tag, while the pants are size small, and have a player number 2 sewn in tag.  Perhaps 2 players traded a portion of their warm-up suits for a better fit, thus marrying this pair.  The suit is composed of velour or chenille type material, and the hood is of the zip-open style.  The pants also zip open at the bottom to allow for easier slipping over basketball shoes.  An attractive early Ivy League basketball set, from a time period where Penn was a major contender on the college basketball scene.
$200.00




Circa 1910 Reach Brand Very Rare Basket ball Knee Pads.  These quilted style knee pads were the precursor to the leather style worn in the 1920's and 30's.  Each of these pads features a sewn on Reach cloth label as well as a legible but faint Reach stamped logo with looks like the model number EK.  The pads are in great condition, retaining all of their original straps and elastic.  The pads do have the name of their original owner written on a couple areas.  These beauties were recently discovered tucked inside an old trunk in an Illinois attic.  Great seldom seen style of early basketball knee pads.
$275.00



Fantastic Large 1948 Montreal Canadiens  Hockey Schedule Calendar.  This large calendar measures 24 by 18 inches, and is in excellent condition with no writing, rips, or stains.  The calendar features several pages, each with different hockey team images, and contains the Canadien's schedule.  A great piece of vintage Canadian hockey memorabilia .
$275.00




Circa 1950's South Carolina State Bulldogs Rawlings Brand Basketball Warm-up Jacket.  This jacket is a made of a fleece like material, with a good deal of overall piling to its surface, but still a very attractive jacket.  The jacket features a large felt red bulldog on the left breast, and S.C. State along its back.  The jacket features a Rawlings and size 46 tag, as well as a Columbia South Carolina makers tag with a separate Large tag.  South Carolina State was historically a black college, and this is a great piece of its basketball history.
$120.00





1920's "Doc" Carlson's Tin Toy Basketball Game. Henry Clifford "Doc" Carlson was the basketball coach at the University of Pittsburgh 1922 to 1953, and played at Pitt in the teens.  This game was made  McDowell, a Pittsburgh area maker.  The game features a spinner at its center, that allows for 60 different scoring chances, and 2 scoring dials at the top.  The game features a great 1920's basketball action scene graphic and includes H.C. Carlson's facsimile signature.  The game has strong graphics but does have a small area of rust at its upper left corner.  Despite this flaw, this very rare game would be a great addition to any basketball or Pitt collection.
$250.00




1927 Weidlich Brothers / Lowe and Campbell Basketball Player Figural Trophy.  This trophy is undoubtedly made by the Weidlich brothers, but where there circular makers mark would be, Lowe & Campbell has attached their own round metal makers tag.  This trophy measures 8.5 inches tall, and has a good deal of its silver-plate missing.  The trophy has an engraved base reading: Van Buren County Athletic Association Basketball Champions, 1927, Paw Paw - South Haven.  Overall a very attractive basketball trophy.
$225.00



1930's Ohio Wesleyan University Spalding brand Basketball Jersey.  The jersey features a Spalding tag in the neck area as well as embroidered on lettering reading Ohio Wesleyan on the front, and the name G. Morelock.  I found references to a George Morelock who was on the 1938-39 Ohio Wesleyan golf team, so this jersey is undoubtedly from that era.  An attractive early basketball jersey.
$145.00


1913 West Virginia Wesleyan Basketball Team Cabinet Photograph with a young Football Legend Greasy Neale!  The board measures 12 by 10 inches, and features a West Virginia embossed photographer stamp.  Neale is centered in the  back row - this is guaranteed to be a correct identification - this photo was purchased with another that had all of the players including Neale identified by the photographer.  Great early photo.
$225.00


Circa 1900 Madison Wisconsin Basketball Player Cabinet Photo.  The player features WAC on his chest, with a 4 inside a C (or G) on the basketball he his holding.  The player is wearing an early style of long quilted basketball pants.  The cabinet measures 8.5 by 5 inches and features an embossed Thomas of Madison Wisc photographer's mark.  Their is ink in the lower left which reads:  Quimby Capt(ain) C4.  Attractive early basketball player cabinet photo.
$80.00


1917-1918 Dickinson Law School Basketball Team Cabinet Photograph in its original frame.  The photographer mark at the lower right corner reads Hensel, and Hensel's mark and Carlisle PA address also is present on the back of the photograph.  Attractive photo in a frame measuring 14 by 12 inches.   $120.00

Beautiful 1920's - 1930's Figural Basketball Player Trophy.  This trophy is marked WB for the Weidlich Bridgeport Trophy company.   The trophy features an very well crafted and detailed basketball player on top of a black marble base, and with the base measures 12 inches tall.  The trophy does not have any plaque or engraving.  Beautiful early figural basketball trophy.  $180.00


1905-1906 Manchester Connecticut Basketball Team Cabinet photograph in period frame.  The team features G on their jerseys, as well as painted on the basketball (with the years 05-06).  Attractive early photograph in a frame measuring 16 by 13 inches.
$80.00




Large 1926 Spalding Basketball Loving Cup Style Trophy from the Bowling Green Kentucky area.  This trophy stands and impressive 11.25 inches tall, and is in fantastic condition.  The front has the following engraving:  3rd District HS, Basketball Champions 1926, E Nahm & Co, Bowling Green KY, Agents for, A.G. Spalding & Bros Athletic Goods.  The back of the trophy has players names engraved to include: T Elrod, L Elrod, Claypool, Harvey, Willoughby, Davis, Scott, Nored, Coaches Stevens and Jackson.  Overall a very attractive Spalding trophy.
$250.00
 

Beautiful Seemingly Unworn Circa 1930's Rawlings brand Basketball Knee Pads.  This attractive light tan colored set of leather knee pads, feature all of their original straps and buckles, and are in perfect condition.
$100.00




Circa 1920's Quakertown High School Alumni Wool Basketball jersey.  The jersey features an early Sand Knit tag in its neck region, and sports the number 2 on its reverse.  Attractive early wool jersey.
$125.00
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1909-1910 Camden Alphas 2nd Team Early Professional Basketball Team Cabinet Photograph.  The Alpha team played in the early Eastern Basketball League.  This photo is interestingly not mounted on a board, and measures 14 by 12 inches.  Great early photo.  Sold.


1909-1910 Camden Alphas Early Professional Basketball Team Cabinet Photograph.  The Alpha team played in the early Eastern Basketball League.  This great looking photograph is mounted on a 14 by 12 inch board.  Great early photo.  Sold.


1909-1910 Camden Alphas Early Professional Basketball Team Cabinet Photograph.  The Alpha team played in the early Eastern Basketball League.  This great looking photograph is mounted on a 14 by 12 inch board, and features the team in lockstep formation, showing off their great early quilted style basketball shorts.  The board does have some minor staining, and a crack in its upper left corner that does not affect the photo.  Great early photo.  Sold.

Circa 1920's  House of David Basketball player Jesse Lee "Doc" Tally 5x7 photograph. Tally was one of the original and founding HOD baseball players, who invented their famous pepper game, and was referred to as the Bearded Babe Ruth nationally by the media for his slugging prowess.  Obviously more known for their baseball teams, this House of David Basketball photo is a true rarity.  Sold.



Circa 1942 to 1950 Art Ross Tyer Official National Hockey League Game Puck.  This puck has notations denoting use in a February 11, 1947 game between Washington and Boston, in which the score was 4 - 2.  Research shows that this was a 1946-47 Eastern Hockey League game  between the Washington Lions and Boston Olympics.  Great early Hockey puck.
No Longer Available.

Circa 1920's Basketball Knee pads.  These pads feature a hard leather/fiber knee pad, with heavy wool padding on the interior.  All of the straps and buckles remain intact on this beautiful conditioned pair of shoulder pads.
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Circa 1905 Yale University Spalding Basketball Jersey.  This light wool or cotton sleeveless jersey features a white Yale Y sewn to its chest and this beauty originated from the estate of a 1905 Yale graduate named George Mills Harris.  The jersey feature's Harris' initial sewn into the front bottom of the jersey, with the remnant stitching of what was likely a Spalding tag at the inside lower portion.  This jersey does have a few period stitched repairs.  Fantastic looking early basketball jersey!
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1909 Cohen Tigers of Canton Ohio Basketball Team Cabinet photograph.  The Cohen Tigers Athletic Club also fielded a very strong football team, that competed with the powerhouses of early pro football including the Canton Bulldogs and Akron Indians.  This photo has a name and Canton Ohio address penciled on back, and the photo measures 9.5 by 8 inches, mounted to a slightly larger board. 
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Circa 1930 Hutch Brand Laced Up Leather Basketball.  This ball features an inflation hole, thus dating to right around the 1930 time frame.  The ball features a light but discernable Hutch logo, as well a 2nd marking on an other panel that I cannot completely make out; possibly a model name/number.  Great looking basketball.
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Circa 1920 Peerless Sporting Goods Banner Brand Leather Laced Basketball.  This beautiful ball predates inflation holes, and this ball would have to be unlaced to have its bladder inflated or replaced.  The ball features a very bold Peerless Sporting Goods Banner brand makers mark.  The ball has had its deteriorated bladder replaced with a new one, and is in excellent condition.   These early laceup basketballs are very scarce, and this has to be the nicest example I've ever encountered.
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Exceedingly Rare Circa Late 1920's Laceless Sewn-Up Style Basketball Salesman Sample.  This ball has soft and supple leather and has a circumference of 14 inches.  These laceless style basketballs were the missing link between the lace-up basketballs used up until the late 1920's and the more modern style seamless basketballs.  This style of  basketball would have their bladder inserted through the same opening as the earlier laceup style, but rather than be laced closed, the opening was stitched closed as to provide a more even surface, and less odd bounces.  This little ball has had its deteriorated bladder replaced with stuffing to permanently retain its shape.  Their are no maker marks, and this ball shows some use and a period stitched repair; perhaps retired to a child after it had served its purpose as a salesman sample.   A full size version of this style basketball can be seen on the Other Sports page of AntiqueSports.co.  This this ball is a true scarcity being a very short lived style of basketball and a salesman sample to boot!
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Circa 1910 Spalding No M Model Leather Laced Basketball.  This beautiful ball predates inflation holes, and this ball would have to be unlaced to have its bladder inflated or replaced.  The ball features a bold Spalding logo, and the leather is soft and supple.  The ball has had its deteriorated bladder replaced with a new one, and is in excellent condition. The No M model basketball was Spalding's top of the line basketball, used by all of the top college teams of its day.  This superb example of an early Spalding basketball would be an astounding addition to any collection.
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Circa 1900 Very Large Leather Laced Basketball, likely produced by Spalding.  Although the ball has no discernable makers mark, it bears the unmistakable wavy stitching pattern around the laces that is a classic Spalding feature.  There is a lightly inked notation on one panel that reads ABC; representing some Basketball Club.  The ball is shown next to a circa 1930 laced up basketball in the bottom photo, showing the large size to this ball.  The ball has a rich chocolate tone to its soft and supple leather.  The ball has had its deteriorated bladder replaced with a new one, and the ball just has a fabulous look.
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Circa 1920 Rawlings Brand Leather Laced Basketball.  This early basketball predates inflation holes, and this ball would have to be unlaced to have its bladder inflated or replaced.  The ball features a Rawlings makers mark that is much easier to discern in person than in my photographs could capture.  The ball has had its deteriorated bladder replaced with a new one, and is in excellent condition.   This ball has an unusual staggered end leather pattern.  This early Rawlings laceup basketball has superb display quality.
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Circa 1920's Very Rare Leather with Rubber sole Basketball High Top Shoes.  This great pair of shoes are in fantastic condition, with no rips/tears/or odors, and have soft and supple leather with what appears to be their original lacing.   There is no makers mark evident, but there is a size 10 stamped in the tongue of the shoes.  A very attractive, and very rare pair of early basketball shoes.
No Longer Available.

Circa late 1930's early 1940's Pittsburgh Steelers Full Basketball Uniform.  Both the jersey and shorts feature Pittsburgh Sports Shop Sporting Goods tagging, with the jersey being size 40, and the shorts being size 30.  The jersey features gold and black (or dark navy blue) Steelers lettering and 20 numerals, with the 2 on the front missing.  The shorts have a mismatched number 11 on the left front side, and have sewn in padding on the hip areas.  Most NFL teams of the late 30's early 40's fielded basketball teams, which played in exhibition games.  I personally have several Eagles basketball team items in my collection, including a 1940's Eagles basketball team photo, and have found online articles detailing Steeler players basketball games in the early 1940's but cannot find any team photos with which to match this jersey.  If anyone has such a photo, I would love to see it!  Attractive early basketball uniform, with a unique NFL connection!
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Circa 1920 Hockey Team cabinet photograph in its original frame.  The team or school is unknown to me, but one of the players features an M on his sweater.  They display great early equipment, including great early leather gloves.
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Circa 1910 Lawrenceville School Hockey Team Cabinet Photograph in its original frame.  Lawrenceville School was, and still is, a prestigious college prep boarding school, and was an athletic powerhouse.  This great photo shows each player wearing uniforms with LS HT (Hockey Team)  spaced among 2 crossed hockey sticks.  The players display various great early pieces of hockey equipment.
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1903-1904 Medico Chi College of Philadelphia Imperial sized Basketball Team Cabinet Photograph.  Medico Chi, also known as Medico Chirurgical College, was a medical school in Philadelphia, which merged with and became part of the University of Pennsylvania in 1916.  This massive photo has beautiful clarity, and the board measures 22 inches by 17 inches, with the photographic portion measuring 13.5 by 10 inches.  The photograph was pencil signed on front by famous Philadelphia photographer Gilbert, and has Gilbert's paper label on the back.  The player sport interlocking M and C's on their uniforms, and the basketball reads MC 03-04.  Beautiful Imperial Sized Basketball Cabinet Photograph.
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Beautiful Circa 1930 Draper & Maynard Brand Laced Basketball.  This ball has a phenomenal look with soft and supple leather.  There is a legible Draper & Maynard Lucky Dog Logo and Makers mark present. This ball has an inflation hole at its bottom and has had its deteriorated bladder replaced with a new one.  One of the nicer lace-up style basketballs I've encountered. 
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Circa 1930 Weidlich Brothers Woman Basketball Player Trophy.  The bottom reverse of the trophy has Weidlich's WB marking.  The female player is clad in a great looking bloomer basketball uniform, and is about to throw a laced basketball.  Very attractive trophy.
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1913 Oklahoma State Girls Basketball Champions Panoramic style framed photograph.  This attractive photo measures 40 inches wide, and 12 inches tall.  This great framed display features 8 individually matted photos of Girl basketball players with cape style jerseys and skirts, and 1 coach in the center with an A on his sweater.  On the matting is the decorative titling: Oklahoma State Champions 1913, 1914, and 1915.  A very attractive early girls basketball panoramic display.
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 Circa 1920 Spalding Brand Leather Laced Basketball.  This attractive ball predates inflation holes, and this ball would have to be unlaced to have its bladder inflated or replaced.  The ball features a present but difficult to discern round Spalding logo, and the leather is soft and supple.  The ball has had its deteriorated bladder replaced with a new one, and is in excellent condition.   The ball has had a name, and Amarillo Texas address written on it, as well as some other markings that look to be blacked out.  A very attractive early lace-up basketball.
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Circa 1930 National Brand Leather Laced Basketball.  This ball has a unique figure eight shaped stitching pattern surrounding its lacing, and features a gold embossed National Brand makers mark present with the model number 75 noted.  The ball has soft leather that is a bit dry in areas, and has had its deteriorated bladder replaced with a new one.  Attractive ball from a rare maker. 
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Circa 1900 James Brine Brand Women's Cape Style Basketball Jersey.  This jersey features a strong cloth Brine logo at the neck area, with a small cloth tag with the name Rosamond T. Fitch affixed.  The jersey features a lace-up front, with a hanging cape style piece of cloth at the back of the neck.  These cape style jerseys are extremely scarce, and were worn in the 1890's to the beginning of the 20th century.  I have seen these style jerseys worn by female basketball players (the name Rosamond being a female name), but it is also possible this could be a track and field jersey.  Great early rare style jersey!
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Beautiful Imperial Sized Circa 1900 Philadelphia area Basketball team cabinet photograph.  The players all have ABC on their jerseys.  The photograph is handsigned by the photographer at the lower right, and the back has a paper tag affixed for the Gilbert Photography Studio on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia.  Gilbert was also part of the Gilbert & Bacon photography studio, that was the main photographer of University of Pennsylvania athletics.  The mount of this photograph measures 20 inches by 16 inches, with the actual photo measuring 12 inches by 9 inches.  Great early basketball photo with beautiful clarity.
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Circa 1920 Princeton University Alex Taylor Brand Full Basketball Uniform.  This ensemble includes a black and orange tank top style jersey with Alex Taylor tagging in its tail.  Also accompanying the jersey, is a pair of black with orange striped sides Alex Taylor basketball shorts.  The shorts have interior quilted padding, and are a size 34.  A very attractive early basketball uniform.
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Circa 1890-1900 Early Style Hockey Stick with maker's mark.  This attractive early stick has a Baker, Murray, & Imbrie Inc makers mark on the blade portion of the stick.  The stick does have some chipping in its blade portion, but these early sticks are very hard to come by in any condition.  This stick measures 51 inches long.  Great early hockey relic.
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Circa 1930's Very Rare Early Chicago Blackhawks NHL Hockey Pennant.  This pennant measures 25 3/4 inches long without its tassels, and just under 30 inches with them outstretched.  This pennant is in beautiful condition and hockey pennants of this era are very difficult to come by.  
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1952 Harlem Globetrotters World Tour Japanese felt embroidered banner.  This attractive banner measures 25 by 17 inches.  The banner was made for the Japanese leg of the Globetrotter's world tour.  The banner features felt lettering, and has the name of the Japanese sponsoring newspaper Mainichi News Papers in English and Japanese.  At the center of the banner is a silk embroidered basketball with the embroidered gold lettering reading Round the World 1952.   The banner retains its original metal hanging rod and string, and its bottom edge features attractive tasselling.   A great early piece of  Harlem Globetrotters memorabilia.
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Circa 1920 Yale University Wool Hockey Jersey.  Early Hockey jerseys are hard to find and this is a beauty with a vibrant blue color with white lettering, and white wool shoulders and sleeve stripes.  The sweater has several quality period repairs.  I have shown above a 1920's Yale freshman hockey team photograph showing the same style of sweater being worn.  This superb early hockey jersey would be a great addition to a hockey or Yale collection.
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Circa 1905 Yale University Spalding Basketball Jersey.  This light wool or cotton sleeveless jersey features a white Yale Y sewn to its chest and this beauty originated from the estate of a 1908 Yale graduate.  This jersey does have some scattered minor mothholes which do not detract from its great look.  Fantastic looking early basketball jersey!
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Stunning Circa 1910 Early Laced Style Reach Brand Basketball.   This beautiful ball predates inflation holes, and this ball would have to be unlaced to have its bladder inflated or replaced.  The ball features a Reach keystone style logo, and the leather is soft and supple.  The ball has had its deteriorated bladder replaced with a new one, and is in excellent condition.  Beautiful early Reach Lace Up basketball.
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Circa 1910's to 1920's Princeton University Basketball uniform including quilted shorts and Princeton black and orange striped socks.  This attractive ensemble features a bright orange Alex Taylor brand tank top style basketball jersey, and Spalding brand quilted canvas basketball shorts.  To complete the uniform are a pair of attractive black and orange knee high style socks.  The jersey has a few small mothholes, but had held up well over the years, and is in overall very nice condition.  Full basketball uniforms from Ivy League teams are very rare and they don't get much better than this.
No Longer Available.




Beautiful Large Jostens Figural Basketball Trophy from Northeastern Ohio area.  This attractive trophy features a large and heavy figural basketball figure, mounted to a cast metal base.  The trophy has an overall height of 11.25 inches, with the figural portion measuring 7.5 inches tall, and the base is 6 inches wide.  The front of the figural has the name John H. Lutsch engraved on it, and the front of the base has a plate with the following engraving:  Sebring, 1936, N.E.O., Best Foul Shooter.  N.E.O. stands for North East Ohio and the league consisted of teams from Canton, Akron, etc, and research has revealed that Lutsch played for a Salem, Ohio basketball team.  The trophy is in beautiful condition, but the base does have some chipping to its paint.  The back of the figural in addition to the bottom of the base are marked Jostens, with the figural having a 1929 copyright date.  Very attractive early basketball trophy.
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Beautiful Circa 1910 6 Lace Antique Basketball.  This attractive ball features a round makers mark that is difficult to discern, but I believe is a Spalding mark.  This ball predates inflation valves and would have to be unlaced to be reinflated.  The ball features a beautiful mahogany patina and has had its deteriorated bladder replace.  Early basketballs of this quality do not turn up often.
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Circa 1900 Harvard Basketball Team Imperial Sized Cabinet Photograph done by the renowned Ivy League photographer Pach Brothers.  The board of this large photograph measures 16.75 inches by 14 inches, and features the Pach Bros mark in the lower right corner.  The team features H BB on their sleeveless jerseys, with one of the players sporting an H turtleneck sweater.  There are some hard to read pencil notations on the board identifiying some of the players; I can make out the name Frank Cox and Brooks.  Great early basketball photo.
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1933 Philadelphia SPHAS versus Trenton Moose Eastern Basketball League Championship Program Scorecard.  The Trenton Moose would defeat the SPHAS in this game, becoming the EBL Champions, but the teams would have a rematch the following year in the American Basketball League (ABL) Championship series, with the SPHAS earning their revenge.  The SPHAS roster includes Harry Litwack, Cy Kaselman, Gil Fitch, and 1 of the Passon brothers (Harry Passon was one of the co-founders of the SPHAS along with Eddie Gotlieb).  The SPHAS were a member of the Eastern Basketball League for the 1931-32 and 1932-33 seasons, due to the ABL shutting down for those 2 seasons due to the great depression.  This is a fold open type of scorecard with advertising on the back page, and unscored scorepages on the interior pages.  The program has a light center crease, the year 1933 is written on the Trenton lineup page.  Also, there is some paperloss at one of the corners of the back page, and some slight paperloss on the other corners from scrapbook removal.  This is a rare early professional basketball championship program.
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Late 1920's Spalding brand 7 Lace Phillips Trophy Basketball.  This interesting ball features a Spalding makers mark with the model number D2V.  The ball also has PHILLIPS faintly legible across on its panels.  The ball is believed to be a trophy ball for the Phillips 66ers AAU basketball team of the late 1920's but this is not a certainty, as no other markings can be made out on the ball.  At some point in its history, someone cut into the leather surrounding the inflation valve, and the leather of the ball is a little dried in nature, but the ball is still a nice display piece.
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1942 Pacific Athletic Association A.A.U 145 Pound Nangano Drayage Champion Basketball Trophy.  Research yielded that the Nangano Drayage, a California trucking company, 145 pound basketball team defeated the University of California - Berkeley 145 pound team in a PAA A.A.U. Championship game.  This attractive trophy measures 12 inches tall, and 6.5 inches wide at its widest point  The trophy features a large basketball figural on top of a black bakelite base.  The top of the basketball has some sort of round attachment that possibly held some sort of player figural at one point.  This is an attractive early A.A.U. basketball trophy.
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Beautiful Late 1920's Mint in the Box New Old Stock A.J. Reach Model AAX Basketball in its original box with its accessories.  This incredible basketball was never used, and likely never even had its bladder placed inside it or laced.  The lot includes the original box, the basketball, a Reach marked bladder that has hardened, a Reach hangtag, a small flyer, and an envelope which includes a valve key, a metal nozzle, a metal attachment used to gauge the air pressure, and a lacing needle.  The basketball has soft and flexible leather, with a perfect large Reach logo.  The box is in superb condition as well, with bright blue labels on the front and top.  This is the nicest early basketball I have had the pleasure of coming across, and the fact that it has survived in its original box for over 85 years is amazing.  A fantastic addition to any collection.
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Circa 1910 to 1920 Exposed Outer Seam Style Laced Basketball.  This early ball predates inflation valves, and would have had to been unlaced in order to be re-inflated.  It has had its deteriorated bladder replaced with a new one.   The ball does have some dry areas of leather, but is still in very nice condition and presents nicely.  A great looking early and rare style of basketball.
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Beautiful circa 1920's Basketball Full Uniform.  The uniform features a yellow tank top style jersey with a large M on the chest and purple striping, and a pair of quilted canvas basketball shorts.  Neither the jersey or shorts have retained any tagging.  Both pieces are in very nice condition, and this full uniform has an outstanding look.
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Late 1920's/Early 1930's Spalding Brand Laced Basketball.  This early ball features an inflation valve, and has had its deteriorated bladder replaced with a new one.  The ball features a faint but legible Spalding mark, and what appears to be the model name MV.  The ball does have some dry areas of leather, but is still in nice condition and presents nicely.  The ball does also feature very faint markings, likely a year and/or score, but they are impossible to make out.  Great looking early Spalding basketball. 
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Circa 1920 Bubble Glass Convex Style Framed Ohio Bell Telephone Company Woman Basketball Player Colorized Photograph.  This great looking early women's basketball player photo is housed in a convex glass style frame measuring 15 inches tall by 12 inches wide.  The back of the frame has a pencil identifier as Ohio Bell Telephone, with a player name that is difficult to read.  The player is wearing a blue colorized bloomer style uniform with a Bell logo on the chest area.  She is also wearing blue striped socks and quilted knee pads.  A fantastic looking framed basketball photo.
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Circa 1920's Colorful Royaltex Full Basketball Uniform from Reading PA area.  The jersey features a Kagen's Sporting Goods of Reading PA makers tag, and RoyalTex across the chest, likely indicating a company basketball team.  The pants come with its matching pair of shorts, that feature blue and yellow striping, and thigh padding typical of the 1920's time period.  The jersey also sports a number 10 on its back.  Attractive early basketball uniform.
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Circa Mid 1920's Williamsport Basketball uniform with accompanying Spalding brand quilted shorts.  The jersey is navy wool with Williamsport across the chest in white lettering, and the number 18 on its reverse.  The jersey features Harder Sporting Goods of Williamsport Pa sewn in tagging.  The shorts are a quilted type of basketball shorts, and have a sewn in Spalding tag that dates from 1914 to the late 1920's.  A very attractive full basketball uniform.
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 Circa 1920's Ball Band Brand Canvas Basketball Shoes.  The shoes have a round Ball Band logo on their side, and one of the shoes features the classic red ball logo on the soles.  There are some dry areas of canvas and rubber, but overall this is an attractive pair of early basketball shoes.
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Extremely Scarce 1941 Max Rosenblum sponsored Professional Basketball 4 Team Program / Scorecard.  This tournament fielded the 4 best professional teams of the day including the Philadelphia SPHAS, the Original Celtics, the African-American New York Rens, and the Detroit Eagles.  The SPHAS would beat the Celtics in the championship game to win the tournament, ending the Celtics amazing 60 game winning streak.  This is a fold open style scorecard, with the interior containing the rosters for each team.  The program is in excellent condition, with no writing or tears, but does have a light crease down its center, likely from being folded in a back pocket after the game.  The cover features a team photo of the New York Celtics.  I have only seen one other example of this program, and it housed in a museum dedicated to African American basketball.  A very rare piece of early pro basketball ephemera.
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Outstanding 1910 to 1911 Centre College of Danville Kentucky Panoramic Style frame with Basketball, Football and Baseball team photos.  This is a large framed piece measuring just over 32 inches long by 12 inches tall.  The frame holds photos of the 1911 Centre Basketball with Captain W. Seelbach, the 1910 Centre Football team with captain L. Weelbach and Coach Banks, and the 1910 Centre Baseball team with Captain Vinson and Coach Banks.  There is an embossed photographers mark on the board reading E.H. Cassaday, Danville, KY.  These photos predate the Centre College Legend Bo McMillin by about 5 years.  The basketball team dons C on their sleeveless jerseys, and are wearing longer football style pants which was the standard at that time.  The baseball team is wearing cadet style jerseys with C on their shoulders, and some of the players are wearing beautiful double button jackets decorated with same C.   I will include images from period Centre College yearbooks, which have all of the players identified.  A fantastic framed trio of Centre College sports photographs.
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Incredible 1928-29 World Champions Cleveland Rosenblums Team Composite Photographic Display.  This great looking piece features all of the players and owner headshots displayed on top of a great period lace-up basketball.  Included in the image are Hall of Famers Joe Lapchick and Henry "Dutch" Dehnert.  Incredible early pro basketball piece, and the only of its kind I have ever seen. 
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