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Only the second Harlem Globetrotters Legends ring to ever be offered for public sale, this 10K gold ring with a facing inscription of "Harlem Globetrotters," a large blue stone and two small diamonds (totaling about .15 ct.), displays the iconic image of the basketball spinning on a player's hand on each side.

Connie Hawkins’ name is engraved on the inside of this Near Mint ring along with the 10 K stamping and manufacturer’s markings (Terryberry). The beautiful ring fits size 11. Accompanying this special one of a kind piece is a vintage 8x10 photo that was once pasted into one of Connie’s personal scrapbooks. It features Connie when he was a member of the Globetrotters along with team founder/owner, Abe Saperstein, Meadowlark Lemon, and Tex Harrison.

From the Harlem Globetrotters website, “One of the great ball handlers and leapers in basketball history, a forerunner to Julius Erving and Michael Jordan at swooping to the basket, Connie Hawkins played four magical seasons with the Harlem Globetrotters in the 1960s.

After touring with the Globetrotters, Hawkins joined the ABA's Pittsburgh Pipers for the 1967-68 season and led them to the inaugural ABA title, en route to earning league Most Valuable Player honors. After playing the 1968-69 season with the ABA's Minnesota Muskies, Hawkins jumped to the NBA's Phoenix Suns for the 1969-70 campaign. The 6-8 forward spent seven years in the NBA and was selected to play in four NBA All-Star Games. Overall, the former University of Iowa standout appeared in 511 career NBA games (16.6 ppg) and 138 ABA games (28.2 ppg). Hawkins was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992. "Hawk" received his Harlem Globetrotters "Legends" Ring on Jan. 22, 1994, during a pregame ceremony at America West Arena in Phoenix.” Includes LOA from Connie Hawkins' longtime girlfriend.

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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $300
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,822
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Saturday, December 14, 2019.
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