NBA Hall of Fame Induction Auction Yields Over $1.8 Million
Although Dennis Rodman filled all the headlines from the NBA Hall of Fame weekend in Springfield, MA, an equally impressive assortment of basketball memorabilia was available at the Sixth Annual Hall of Fame Induction Auction hosted by Grey Flannel.
The event was held live during the Hall of Fame weekend and brought in over $1.8 million from about 4,000 bids. The 170-lot auction featured many one-of-a-kind game-used jerseys. Bidding was led by former Celtics star Dave Cowens' MVP Trophy from 1972-73, which sold for $156,000.
Other big-ticket items are included below with their final bid value (including the buyer premium).
- 1974 Julius “Dr. J" Erving ABA Eastern Conference All-Stars Game-Used Uniform ($132,000)
- 1967 Lenny Wilkens St. Louis Hawks Game-Used and Autographed Road Jersey ($78,000)
- 1971 Wes Unseld Eastern Conference All-Stars Game-Used and Autographed Uniform ($60,000)
- 1980 “Pistol" Pete Maravich Boston Celtics Worn Home Warm-Up Jacket ($60,000)
- 1984-85 Michael Jordan Rookie Chicago Bulls Game-Used and Autographed Road Uniform ($54,000)
- 1975 Dan Issel ABA Eastern Conference All-Stars Game-Used Uniform ($51,000)
- 1972 Rick Barry ABA All-Stars "Super Games" Game-Used Jersey ($48,000)
- 2005 Robert Horry San Antonio Spurs World Championship Ring ($48,000)
- 1968 Bailey Howell Boston Celtics World Championship Ring ($42,000)
- 1988 Los Angeles Lakers World Championship Team NBA Finals Game 7 Game-Used and Autographed Sneaker Lot ($36,000)
The auction also had items from the new Hall of Fame inductees, with Dennis Rodman garnering the most attention. His 1990-91 Defensive Player of the Year Award and 1991-92 NBA Rebounding Champ Award each sold for $15,600.
View the results for the entire auction at the Grey Flannel Auctions website.