Dale Barnstable Kentucky Basketball Legend – Point Shaving Scandal Signed AUTO 3x5 Index Card

Dale Barnstable (deceased) was an American basketball player from Antioch, Illinois who was banned for life from the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1951 for point shaving. He had an outstanding college career at the University of Kentucky before his career came to an abrupt end.

Barnstable played for Hall of Fame coach Adolph Rupp at the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball from 1946 to 1950. While there, Barnstable was a key player on Rupp's first two championship teams in 1948 and 1949. Barnstable was a starter on the 1949 team, earning third team All-Southeastern Conference honors that season. For his Wildcat career, Barnstable scored 635 points (4.9 per game).

Towards the end of his college career, Barnstable was drafted in the seventh round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Nevertheless, in 1951 Barnstable became a key figure in a point shaving scandal – In the wake of an increasing number of point shaving schemes coming to light throughout the year, on October 20 Barnstable was arrested along with teammates Ralph Beard and Alex Groza for allegedly taking $500 to shave points in a National Invitation Tournament game in 1949. Although his sentence was suspended, as a result of the affair he lost his first post-graduation job as a high school coach at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky, and was banned for life from the NBA by the NBA president Maurice Podoloff

 Offered is a very uncommon signed and personalized lined 3x5 index card that he also wrote U of Kentucky 1950.



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Dale Barnstable Kentucky Basketball Legend – Point Shaving Scandal Signed AUTO 3x5 Index Card