1950 Kentucky Basketball Uncataloged postcard Cliff Hagan Signed HOF

Under head coach, Adolph Rupp, the University of Kentucky won the National championship in the 1950-51 season beating Kansas State 68-58 in the Final Four of the NCAA tournament.

With one of basketball's most devastating hook shots and a dazzling quickness and strength, Cliff Hagan starred at the University of Kentucky, and for thirteen professional seasons with the NBA's St. Louis Hawks and the ABA's Dallas Chaparrals. Playing under Hall of Fame coach Adolph Rupp, Hagan led the Wildcats to an 86-5 record, including a 25-0 season in 1954. The Boston Celtics drafted Hagan only to trade him, along with Ed Macauley, to the St. Louis Hawks for the draft rights to Bill Russell. A pure shooter, Hagan scored an amazing 26 points in the fourth quarter against the New York Knicks in 1958. During his ten-year NBA tenure, Hagan led the Hawks to five Western Division titles and to the NBA championship in 1958.

He was a two-time All-American at the U of Kentucky in 1951-52 and 1953-54. His #6 jersey is retired by the Kentucky basketball program. He was elected to the Naismith Basketball HOF in 1977.

We offer an extremely rare postcard made in 1950 by the E.C. Kropp Co. out of Milwaukee Wisconsin. This must have been from a set called "University of Kentucky Basketball Stars 1950". As far as we know, this is an uncatalogued set and this particular postcard features HOFer Cliff Hagan with his facsimile signature on the front and his hand signed autograph on the back, “Thanks, Cliff”

Postcard is in EX condition. Deserving a home in the finest of Kentucky or postcard collections!

Letter of Authenticity from Richard Albersheim.

Item: 4074

Price: $295.00
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1950 Kentucky Basketball Uncataloged postcard Cliff Hagan Signed HOF