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Post by mrkleen09 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:28 pm

Every night at the TD Garden - they have a silent auction for charity, and usually have some pretty sweet items up for bid. For example, last night they had a set of blueprints of Fenway Park - signed by Jim Rice - Fred Lynn - Dwight Evans. They also had a signed picture of Bobby Orr's famous flying goal, along with the scorecard from that night.

The prize of the night for me was a picture of Bill Russell blocking a Wilt Chamberlain shot, with Jim Loscutoff looking on. The picture was autographed by Mr Russell, and also featured a piece of the famed parquet floor - and a game used net from one of the championships in the 60s.

I placed a bid....and went to enjoy the game. In the 4th quarter, I got a text that I had won. Newest edition to my small but growing Celtics hall of fame wall.


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Re: My Newest Acquisition

Post by bobc33 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:31 pm

Absolutely awesome!!!

Well done mrkleen.

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Re: My Newest Acquisition

Post by Outside on Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:32 pm

Wow, that is one great item. Fantastic.

I've seen that photo before, but not like this.

Congratulations. And all for a good cause.

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Re: My Newest Acquisition

Post by steve3344 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:36 pm

mrkleen09 wrote:Every night at the TD Garden - they have a silent auction for charity, and usually have some pretty sweet items up for bid. For example, last night they had a set of blueprints of Fenway Park - signed by Jim Rice - Fred Lynn - Dwight Evans. They also had a signed picture of Bobby Orr's famous flying goal, along with the scorecard from that night.

The prize of the night for me was a picture of Bill Russell blocking a Wilt Chamberlain shot, with Jim Loscutoff looking on. The picture was autographed by Mr Russell, and also featured a piece of the famed parquet floor - and a game used net from one of the championships in the 60s.

I placed a bid....and went to enjoy the game. In the 4th quarter, I got a text that I had won. Newest edition to my small but growing Celtics hall of fame wall.


That framed photo would be terrific even unsigned. The fact it's signed by the man himself is way cool.

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Re: My Newest Acquisition

Post by beat on Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:01 pm

WOW !!

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Re: My Newest Acquisition

Post by mrkleen09 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:09 pm

Thanks Guys.

Steve - I am a big Bill Russell fan, so really happy to have this.

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Re: My Newest Acquisition

Post by cowens/oldschool on Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:52 pm

great shot kleen, classic, I think that 18 is Bailey Howell

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Re: My Newest Acquisition

Post by mrkleen09 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:19 pm

I assumed it was Loscy...would love to know for sure.

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Post by cowens/oldschool on Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:31 pm

....its not Dave Cowens

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Re: My Newest Acquisition

Post by mrkleen09 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:42 pm

Stuff I have read said that photo was taken by Boston Globe photographer, Dick Raphael - in 1960. That would mean Loscy was the #18 in the picture.

Perhaps Sam can chime in - bet his knows.

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Re: My Newest Acquisition

Post by Matty on Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:44 pm

WOW!!

thats amazing! I love that photo, ive been wanting to buy a larger print of it myself for quite a while!!


congrads! i'm completely envious!!

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Re: My Newest Acquisition

Post by cowens/oldschool on Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:55 pm

kleen what was the winning bid? my son just asked me

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Re: My Newest Acquisition

Post by mrkleen09 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:57 pm

$300

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Post by cowens/oldschool on Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:02 pm

great deal, really great....unbelievable!!! I thought over 5G

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Re: My Newest Acquisition

Post by mrkleen09 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:05 pm

Believe it or not, no one else bid on it. Bidding started at $250...but to be safe (and for the $ going to charity at Christmas Time) figured I would go a bit over.

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Re: My Newest Acquisition

Post by cowens/oldschool on Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:04 am

....no wonder, lucky you.....Russell- Chamberlain, Bird-Magic, Ali- Frazier, I don't know why I just typed that, just love that pic.

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Re: My Newest Acquisition

Post by Matty on Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:11 am

soooooo

interested in a trade?


ive got a good lookin wife with a great rack and good job i'd swap for that autograph of Mr. Russel's


i coudl prolly toss in a few bucks to make it fair.

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Re: My Newest Acquisition

Post by Outside on Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:24 am

Mrkleen,

What is the text below the photo?

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Re: My Newest Acquisition

Post by gyso on Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:40 am

mrkleen,

Very, very nice!!! cheers

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Re: My Newest Acquisition

Post by sam on Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:18 am

Mrkleen,

Congratulations on your winning bid. That picture has always illustrated for me the similarity between pro basketball and ballet. And, for a lesson on wing span, note that Wilt's sneakers are much higher off the floor than Russ' and yet Russ's outstretched hand is well above that of Wilt.

The other two players in the picture are definitely Bailey Howell and Sam Jones (in back of the main combatants). There were only two seasons when Wilt still played for Philly and Bailey Howell was with the Celtics: 1966-67 and 1967-68.

Great find on your part.

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