8th Annual Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Auction (Live From The Hall)
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The 1960 Ohio State Buckeyes men’s basketball team featured three future Hall of Famers in John Havlicek, Bob Knight and Jerry Lucas. The Buckeyes went 13-1 in the regular season and entered the 1960 NCAA Tournament as a top seed in the Midwest. Led by Lucas' 26.3 points per game, OSU outscored their opponents by an average of nearly 20 points on their way to the title game. That trend would continue against Cal for the National Championship, the Buckeyes defeated the California Golden Bears 75-55 for the university’s first and only basketball title. Lucas was named the NCAA Tournament Outstanding Player. This size 11.5, 10k gold players ring weighs 21 grams. It was presented to Jerry Lucas after he and his teammates at Ohio State University won the 1960 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. The top panel of the ring reads “THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY - 1960” surrounding a synthetic red stone. The left and right panels both read “NCAA” in relief above the NCAA logo and three banners that read, “DILIGENCE”, “DISCIPLINE” and “INTEGRITY”. The inside of the ring is stamped “JOSTENS 10K” and has been engraved with Lucas’ initials, “J.R.L”. The ring is in VG condition with moderate wear. Accompanied by a LOA from Jerry Lucas.

This lot will come with a hand signed letter from Jerry Lucas as well as a Naismith Memorabilia Basketball Hall of Fame letter of authenticity.

Lots 1–17 presented in this auction catalog are consigned to us directly from NBA Hall of Famer and Top 50 great Jerry Lucas. Jerry Lucas is one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the game. Lucas is one of only three players in history to win championships at every level (high school, college, NBA, Olympics); was named one of the Top Fifty players in NBA history; and named one of the Top 15 All-Time March Madness Players. During his career Lucas was a 7-time All-Pro, was the NBA All-Star Game MVP and is the only forward in league history to pull down 40 rebounds in a game. In 1973, he was a member of the New York Knicks World Championship team. He retired from the game with time remaining on his contract to pursue his passion of education and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979. We are honored to present this collection at our 2013 Hall of Fame Induction Auction.

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Minimum Bid: $20,000
Final Hammer: $22,500
Price Realized: $27,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Friday, September 6, 2013.
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