Doc Carlson Multi Signed AUTO Retirement Dinner Sheets /w Alvin Doggie Julian Joe Lapchick MUST SEE Basketball HOF

Offered are two cardboard stock sheets that measure 4.5” x 5” and 4.5” x 13” in size. These were signed at Doc Carlson’s 50 yearrs of service and retirement dinner in 1964 at the University of Pittsburgh.

The smaller sheet is signed by:

Doc Carlson (D. 1964) was a colorful and charismatic bench coach that opposing fans loved to hate. Shrewd and cunning, Carlson knew how to win and how to extract the most out of his talent. His antics on the sideline would often infuriate fans, opposing coaches, and players. The kind of coach who could occasionally pull off the upset, his teams were disciplined and nothing would make him alter his style. Although his own fans loved him, playing against his team was no fun. In 1922, Carlson designed the Figure 8 offense as coach at the University of Pittsburgh. This classic play, an innovative series of offensive patterns, weaves, and ball control, was based on movement and determination, and was widely copied. In 1928, Pittsburgh went a perfect 21-0 and won the national championship. Carlson's Panthers would win another title in 1930. Carlson also doubled as a physician.

Career Highlights: Created the Figure 8 offense (1922), Helms National Championship with Pittsburgh (1928, 1930), first coach to take an Eastern team out West (1931), and advocate of intersectional collegiate play. Carlson was inducted into the Basketball HOF in 1959 and passed away in 1964.

Chick Davies (D. 1985) Head coach at Duquesne from 1924-48 with a record of 314-106.  Davies' teams played in one NCAA tournament and three National Invitation Tournaments. He led Duquesne to the 1940 NCAA Final Four as well as the 1940 NIT championship game, where the Dukes lost to Colorado.

Joe Lapchick (D. 1970) Naismith Basketball HOF

The Larger sheet is signed by various members of the Pitt Basketball program, but highlighted by the very tough autograph of:

Alvin Doggie Julian (D. 1967) Member of the Naismith Basketball HOF.  Played college football, baseball, and basketball at Bucknell.  Played Professional football for the 1024 Pottsville Maroons.  He played several years of minor league baseball. He went on to coach at Holy Cross and Dartmouth (basketball).  He led Holy Cross to the NCAA title at Holy Cross with Bob Cousy. He was the head coach of the Boston Celtics from 1948-50.

Super rare basketball autographs!!

Item: 13470

Price: $995.00
Doc Carlson Multi Signed AUTO Retirement Dinner Sheets /w Alvin Doggie Julian Joe Lapchick MUST SEE Basketball HOF