SCP Auctions November 19th, 2011 Auction
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Only one season after being welcomed to San Antonio, the Spurs hosted the eighth annual ABA All-Star Game in 1975. At the time of the game the Spurs had a front-office staff of four (Angelo Drossos – VP, Bernie LeReau – trainer/equipment manager, Terry Stembridge – Broadcaster, and Wayne Witt – PR Director). In classic ABA style, they put on a memorable show on a shoestring budget. Joe Namath was lined up as guest speaker at a pregame luncheon, Willie Nelson performed at a pregame gala and also sang the national anthem. The game’s MVP, St. Louis’ Freddie Lewis, received a quarter horse named Tuff Julie. Lewis eventually settled on Tuff Julie’s auction price of $1,950 instead of opting to take the horse home. The East won the game 151-124. For his participation in this classic ABA exhibition, Dr. J - the league’s premier star, received this 6” by 9” plaque. It features a photographic rendering of Dr. J with a metal plaquard with engraved titling at bottom. Erving has signed this significant and scarce ABA presentation piece beneath his likeness in silver sharpie.
Includes a signed LOA from Julius Erving.