At the pinnacle of high school athletic achievements resides Power Memorial Academy's 71-game winning streak. Founded in 1931, the former New York City Catholic high school was already a basketball powerhouse when Lew Alcindor enrolled in the 1960s. By the time Alcindor (aka Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) reached high school age, he was standing very tall at 6'8". As the star big-man for PMA, Alcindor led his team to three consecutive CHSAA championship games from 1963-1965, winning in 1963 and 1964. Along the way, "The Tower from Power" and his teammates also racked up their incredible 71-game winning streak, which came to an end versus DeMatha Catholic HS.
This historic ending came about on 1/30/65 at the University of Maryland's Cole Field House. Reach for a lofty collecting height with the offered ticket stub from this historic streak-busting game. Technically rating as (GD-VG) due to light creases, this vintage stub remains highly appealing. A central image of a basketball player livens up the obverse, which is printed with the names of the participating teams, the date of the event and the location, under the heading "Basketball Classic" at top. The reverse bears the written notation "Lew Alcindor" and is otherwise blank. The ticket's texture is crisp, the colors and graphics are bold, the surfaces are clean and the corners retain decent integrity, adding up to pleasing example from one of scholastic basketball's most famous games.