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Lot # 14: 1953-54 Wilt Chamberlain, "Overbrook High School Standout" Early Photo of Basketball Legend

Category: Basketball

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 40 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Winter Premier Auction 2020",
which ran from 1/7/2020 10:00 AM to
1/25/2020 8:00 PM

Large 1953 original photograph of the Overbrook High School basketball team in Philadelphia. Normally high school sports squads do not make the cut as being significant and with one huge exception, this one is no different. The large man on the end named Wilt Chamberlain though was no ordinary basketball player! Here we find the talented assemblage of eleven integrated ballplayers wearing their Overbrook jerseys and posing on the court with their coach and a fifties looking greaser who must have been a team manager. Wilt Chamberlain is purposely posed on the end and he towers over the next tallest player by a full head! We have sold one other Overbrook high school image of Chamberlain which was issued just as he was about to take his talents to Kansas, but this is the ONLY team photograph known to exist in original form based on our research, making this ne of the top basketball photographs that has ever been offered for sale! A double weight photograph with crystal clarity, the image presents in nice shape overall with some neat pinholes at the corners from display and a handwritten vintage "1953-54" date on the lower right corner. The importance of this image can not be overstated.

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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