News-Antique.com - Jul 01,2009 - Santa Fe, July 1, 2009 -- Abe Saperstein, founder and coach of the Harlem Globetrotters got a letter in the mail from a Wilmington, North Carolina teenager one day he couldn’t ignore.
“My ambition is to become a Globetrotter…I have the spirit and go-getiveness it takes to become a Globetrotter,” the 18-year-old wrote.
Everything in the youngster’s letter reeked of an unwillingness to take no for an answer. Saperstein’s sensed hunger that ran deep.
Meadow George Lemon had been in love with the Globetrotters basketball team since he was 11-years-old.
On April 18, Hunt Auctions featured a selection of Globetrotter memorabilia in its Basketball Memorabilia at Public Auction sale held in Chicago at the National American Sports Hall of Fame.
Meadowlark Lemon’s game-worn full uniform; including jersey, shorts and socks; dates from Lemon’s earliest seasons with the team; Wilson’s manufacturer’s tag; size 42; early-1960s; sold for $8,280.
Harlem Globetrotters College All-Stars wristwatch; presentational; Elgin; red and blue titling on face; in unused working order; 1955; sold for $2,875.
Souvenir nodder; depicts player in Globetrotters uniform straddling globe with suitcase and basketball in hand; circa 1960s; brought $230.
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