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Lot # 1211: Hal Greer Personal Collection, with 1960s Original Photographs

Category: Basketball

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 6 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2024 Winter Classic",
which ran from 2/25/2024 10:00 AM to
3/16/2024 10:00 PM

Presented is an assemblage of memorabilia from the Hal Greer Collection, including an award given to him by the Philadelphia Zion Baptist Church for making the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Greer was a 6'2" shooting guard who played 15 seasons in the NBA: Syracuse Nationals (1958-59 to 1962-63), Philadelphia 76ers (1963-64 to 1972-73). Greer remained with the Syracuse franchise when the team moved to Philadelphia for the 1963-64 season. A shooting guard for most of his career, he became a point guard in his two final seasons. Greer was famed for his terrific mid-range jump shot. He was so good at shooting mid-range jumpers that Greer even shot his foul shots with his patented jump shot. Greer, nicknamed "Bulldog," was a 10-time All-Star, and he teamed with Wilt Chamberlain to bring the 76ers the 1967-68 NBA Championship. For his career, he averaged 19.2 PPG, 4.0 AST and 5.0 TRB. Included in the offering: 1) A composite plaque, measuring 11.25x15", that reads, "Zion Baptist Church/Philadelphia, Pa./Congratulates Harold E. Greer/On his induction into the National Basketball Association Hall of Fame [sic] May 3, 1982/Rev. Leon H. Sullivan/Pastor." The attractive plaque weighs 63.1 ounces. 2) A plaque presented to Greer. It reads, "The Philadelphia Chapter/Pennsylvania Hall of Fame is Proud to Declare HAL GREER A 1980 Honoree for his Significant Athletic Contributions and Prominent Stature in the "World of Philadelphia Sports... and Beyond" May 9, 1981[,] Philadelphia Marriott." This plaque measures 9x11" and weighs 33.4 ounces. 3) Eight (8) signed checks. The checks were from an account with the Provident National Bank of Philadelphia and were for an account of "Harold E. Greer and Mayme C. Greer." The 2.75x6" checks were signed by Greer, in blue ink, as "Harold E. Greer". 4) Three original oversize photographs from the 1960s, including one with Wilt Chamberlain. These photographs are stuck together, and separation may damage them. The black and white photos have creases, folds, and some partial rips. 5) A letter from NBA Retired Players Assoc. giving Greer a copy of the Constitution and by-laws of the Association. Also included is the document mentioned. Plus, two additional photos.

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