Lot # 1766: 1961 Wilt Chamberlain PSA Type I Encapsulated United Press International Wire Proof – Measures Approx. 6-1/2” x 7-1/2”

Category: Photos

Starting Bid: $200.00

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Item was in Auction "Fall Rarities Auction 2021",
which ran from 9/25/2021 12:00 PM to
10/9/2021 7:00 PM




(LOT 1766)
1961 Wilt Chamberlain PSA Type I Encapsulated United Press International Wire Proof Measures Approx. 6-1/2" x 7-1/2"

This sensational United Press International wire "proof" of the immortal Hall of Fame center Wilt Chamberlain personifies his unparalleled legacy as he actually appears taller than the basket, leaping in the air to snare another one of his record-setting rebounds. In this particular game against Syracuse on December 14, 1961, Chamberlain would score 43 points while grabbing 22 rebounds, leading the home Warriors to a 136-125 victory over the Syracuse Nationals. The PSA Type 1 photo measures approximately 6-1/2" x 7-1/2", depicting sensational clarity/contrast and eluding any serious flaws while revealing the typical wire info along the right edge.

The 7'1" superstar's sheer dominance over his overmatched peers led to an incredible list of NBA records and/or accomplishments. Wilt "The Stilt" scored over 30,000 points to the tune of a 30.07 "points per game" average that only stands a shade behind Michael Jordan's 30.12 all-time mark. Amazingly, Chamberlain averaged over 20 rebound and 30 points over his entire 15-year career, and is the only player to score 100 points in a game, a feat he accomplished in a game against the N.Y. Knicks on March 2, 1962. He unquestionably stands as one of the top 10 players in NBA history, with some historians still considering him the greatest of them all!

MIN BID $200
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