Basketball fans jump into action for this multi-signed album featuring a total of (29) autographs including (12) members of the 1954-55 Minneapolis Lakers, (5) other basketball stars and (11) 1956 Minneapolis Millers baseball players. Highlights are (9) basketball HOFer signatures: (avg. “8-9”) with Arizin, Kundla, Lovellette, (2) Martin, Mikan, Mikkelsen, Pettit and Pollard. Also present are: basketball players: (avg. “8-9”) with: Carney, Hitch, Holstein, Kalafat, Schnittker, Selvy, Simonovich, Skoog and Watson. Full photo LOA from JSA. More on our website.
This album features (12) different signers from the 1954-55 Minneapolis Lakers team plus a second signature of Slater Martin. The full list of Lakers signers (avg. “8-9”) is: Carney, Hitch, Holstein, Kalafat, Kundla (coach), Lovellette, (2) Martin, Mikkelsen, Pollard, Schnittker, Skoog and Watson. Former Minneapolis Laker Mikan retired for the first time after the 1953-54 season. He was not a member of the 1954-55, however he did return to the Lakers for part of the 1955-56 season, after which he retired for the second and final time. The only player from the 1954-55 Lakers team not included is Sunderlage.
The balance of included signers is as follows:
Basketball players (avg. “8-9”): (3) HOFers: Arizin, Mikan, Pettit; NBA star Selvy, and University of Minnesota player Simonovich.
The 1956 Minneapolis Millers were the AAA affiliate of the New York Giants baseball organization. The list of included Millers' signers (avg. "8-9“) is: Bracchitta, Dickens, Garner, Harris, Klaus, McNamara, Monzant, Mueller, Singleton, Wilson and (1) unknown.