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1951-1982 NBA/ABA Guide Book Collection of (38) with ABA Complete Run

Lot Number 1336

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Description

Those seeking completion score a major coup with this significant basketball guide collection. This amazing selection of early pro basketball guides includes a complete (8) year ABA 1968-69 to 1975-76 run and a (30) edition 1951-52 to 1981-82 NBA near run consisting of all but (2) of the first (32) possible guides since the 1949-50 league inception. As important as it gets for the represented leagues, this core group presents remarkably as (90% EX to NM, 10% lesser). Detailed description/complete list on our website.

 

The timeline runs like this; the NBA was founded in 1949 with the merger of the BAA and the NBL, our research did not turn up a guide for the inaugural 1949-50 NBA season, making the 1950-51 edition the first available. Like-wise no ABA guide was published for the inaugural 1967-68 season, as there were no results to report. This leads to the recognition of this lot as being inclusive of: an NBA near run of (30/32) possible guides for the period 1950-51 to 1981-82 inclusive of the league’s 1951-52 third season and second possible guide through the 1981-82 season, absent only the 1950-51 and 1958-59 editions; and an (8) year complete run of ABA guides starting with the inaugural issue of 1968-69 and running complete through the final season of 1975-76, which was followed by the merger of the NBA and ABA for the 1976-77 season.

 

The complete list of included guides is as follows:

 

(8) Sporting News Official ABA Guide: 1968-69, 1969-70, 1970,-71, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76

 

(7) Athletic Publishing NBA Schedule and Record Book: 1951-52, 1952-53, 1953-54 (2-in-1 Collegiate and Professional), 1954-55, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58

 

(23) Sporting News Official NBA Guide: 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63, 1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82

 

 

 



 
 
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