Jim Paxson Sr. Circa 1956-57 Minneapolis Lakers Team Issued TYPE 1 Signed AUTO photo

Jim Paxson Sr. (D. 2014) attended the University of Dayton during the mid-1950s, averaging 10.9 points per game in his collegiate career. He helped the Flyers attain two consecutive second-place finishes in the National Invitation Tournament. After his sophomore year, Paxson Sr. was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. He spent two years in the Army and played with the Armed Forced All-Stars who won the Pan-Am games in Mexico in 1955 before returning for his final season in 1955-56. He averaged 15.5 points per game as a senior as the Flyers went 25-4 and lost to Louisville in the NIT championship game. After graduating in 1956, he was selected by the Minneapolis Lakers with the third pick of the NBA draft, then played two seasons in the NBA with the Lakers and Cincinnati Royals.

Paxson's sons Jim and John both played in the NBA and have also served as NBA general managers.

Offered is a very rare team issued 8x10 (stamped on back) original TYPE 1 photo signed in red ink by Paxson.  Photo had been mounted into a collector’s scrapbook at one point.  Gorgeous signed piece of art! Tough autograph



Item: 12254

Price: $195.00
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Jim Paxson Sr. Circa 1956-57 Minneapolis Lakers Team Issued TYPE 1 Signed AUTO photo