The Fall Classic Auction Part 1
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/11/2013
This is not a ticket to an old regular season NBA game
It once was, but now it’s far more than that. It’s a ticket to infinity. To immortality.
Think about it. What’s the most impressive individual performance in the history of American sports?
There might be a handful of timeless feats to choose from, but one seminal event ALWAYS makes the list: Wilt Chamberlain’s legendary 100-point NBA game.
On March 2, 1962, Chamberlain's Philadelphia Warriors played the New York Knickerbockers in Hershey, Pennsylvania and the mythical center did the unthinkable.
Over the course of a regulation 48-minute game, Chamberlain drained 36 field goals and 28 free throws, totaling a mind-boggling 100 points. His scoring each quarter (23, 18, 28, and 31) was enough to constitute a well-played game. And, amazingly for a big man, Wilt missed a mere 4 of his 32 free throws!
(This was the same season in which Chamberlain averaged 50.4 points per game, becoming the only player to surpass 4,000 points in a season (4,029), and 25.7 rebounds per game.)
And here is one of the few remaining ticket stubs from that magical night in Pennsylvania. To put its scarcity into perspective: only 4,124 people were in attendance at the Hershey Sports Arena that day. How many could have had the foresight to hold onto their ticket, and to save it all these years? Not many at all.
That was a performance that will live forever. That will always stand in the sports pantheon, long after we are all gone. So while this may have been a ticket to a regular season NBA game that night, it is now a tangible, living connection to history, to basketball paradise.
This ticket is a small dollop of the residue of perfection. Which is to say it is a larger piece of perfection than most people ever get to hold.
This stub boasts a bright surface and dark print. It grades in about Excellent condition with three hole punches.
Additionally, the ticket has been encapsulated and assessed “Authentic” by PSA.
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