Pioneers of the early National Basketball Association are front and center on these (38) 1949-1971 publications. Taken from a day in which being an NBA player did not provide a viable living for most stars and teams were filled out with a number of returning veterans, the brave souls who grace the covers and inner pages of these magazines, programs and schedules were truly dedicated to the league. Featured specimens present very well given their age in average (EX-MT) condition. An appealing addition to any basketball publication lot, a handful of publications depict a Hall of Famer on the cover.
1948-49 Pro National Basketball League Season preview magazine: 42 page magazine in approximate (EX) condition with incredible content including photographs and schedules from all nine teams that played during that season
1948-1950 World Champion Minneapolis Lakers Pictorial album: 28 page album includes 1948, 1949 and 1950 World Champion Lakers team photographs. Also features individual photos of legends George Mikan, Vern Mikkelsen, James Pollard & Slater Martin. Schedules, statistics and other interesting content abounds in this publication
(3) scored programs: all neatly marked in pencil; December 25, 1952 Nationals vs. Bullets (Nationals win 102-92), December 19, 1954 Nationals vs. Lakers (Nationals win 108-93) & March 11, 1956 Nationals vs. Warriors (Nationals win 99-88)
(7) unscored programs: January 15, 1949 doubleheader (Warriors vs. Bullets & Stags vs. Celtics), 1951-52 Indianapolis Olympians vs. Nationals, 1951-52 Warriors vs. Nationals, December 19, 1954 doubleheader (Knicks vs. Celtics & Warriors vs. Royals), 1963-64 Knicks vs. Bullets, October 17, 1964 Bullets vs. Warriors (season opener) & February 26, 1966 Lakers vs. Pistons (also includes game day media sheet)
(5) pictorial reviews: 1957-58 (Bob Cousy on cover), 1967-68 (Wilt Chamberlain/Bill Russell on cover), 1968-69 (Bailey Howell on cover), 1969-70 ABA & 1970-71 (Willis Reed/Wilt Chamberlain cover)
(18) basketball magazines: 1954 Sports Review, 1955 Sports Review, 1956 Sports Review, 1957 Sports Review, 1958 Dell Sports (Wilt Chamberlain Kansas cover), 1958 Street & Smith, 1958 Sports Review, 1959 Sports Review, 1960 Sports Review, 1961 Sports Review, January 1964 Dell Sports, 1964 Basketball (Oscar Robertson cover), 1965 Inside Basketball (Oscar Robertson cover), January 1965 Dell Sports (Bill Bradley cover), January 1966 Dell Sports, 1966-67 Basketball (Jerry West cover), January 1967 Dell Sports (Bill Russell cover), 1967-68 Pro Basketball (Bill Bradley cover)
(2) schedules: 1956-57 professional basketball & 1963-64 NBA
5x7 Pro-Basketball Guide: 1959-60 guide.