ABA jerseys fly, Chamberlain uniform is MVP in Grey Flannel's $1.2M Basketball Hall of Fame Auction Michael Jordan's induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame set the pace for a weekend of unforgettable reunions and highlights, capped off by Grey Flannel's $1.2 million Hall of Fame Auction.
NBA History. A New York Knicks game-used road jersey that belonged to the great Dave DeBusschere (1940-2003) earned a price worthy of “Big D’s” legacy as one of the most talented players in the NBA: $42,000. A classic-era 1955 NBA All-Star Game jersey worn by then-rookie Bob Pettit (Milwaukee Hawks) was a big winner at $51,000; while Nate Thurmond’s Golden State Warriors road jersey picked up $45,000.
Other top 10 highlights included Don Buse’s 1972-73 Indiana Pacers ABA World Championship ring, $33,000; and Bill Walton’s 1979-80 San Diego Clippers game-used road jersey, $27,000.
Consignments are now being accepted for Grey Flannel’s Dec. 9 Internet-only Holiday Auction 2009. The auction will feature rarities from all major sports, including a circa-1932 Lou Gehrig game-used New York Yankees pinstriped jersey.
Prices realized from Grey Flannel’s Sept. 12, 2009 Basketball Hall of Fame Auction are available to view online at www.greyflannelauctions.com. To contact Grey Flannel, call 631-288-7800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.