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Schick Legends All-Star Games – You can own a Piece of the Game

The NBA experimented by holding two Old-Timers All-Star games before their regular All-Star games during the 1957 and 1964 seasons.  It would take another 20 years before the NBA tried again by bringing back several legends in 1984 for the first Schick (the sponsor) NBA Legends All-Star Game.

The 1984 incarnation featured players from the East Team that included:  Pistol Pete Maravich, Oscar Robertson, Sam Jones, Nate Thurmond, Zelmo Beaty, Dick McGurire, and Bill Sharman.

The West featured: Rick Barry, Earl Monroe, Jerry West, Connie Hawkins, Dolph Schayes, and Dave Bing.  The West barely beat the East by a score of 65-63.  The oldest players in the game were Dick McGuire at 58 and Bill Sharman at 57.  Pistol Pete was the youngest at 36.

The next year, the East would get their revenge by winning 63-53.  The oldest player was senior citizen, Bob Davies at 65.

You can read more about these All-Star games here -

You can even watch some footage from the 1984 game here –

In this auction we feature game worn uniforms from the 1984-86 games that were actually worn by Basketball Hall of Famer, Zelmo Beaty.  You can see and bid on them here

Collections from the Estate of Williams, Beaty, Jones and Brooks Up for Auction

In Albersheim’s November 2016 auction, we offer portions of collections once owned by several sports icons that encompass a multitude of professional sports.  This includes baseball, football, basketball, and golf.  We wanted to highlight some of the achievements of these sporting legends.

Basketball HOFer - Zelmo Beaty (from the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Website) – “Zelmo Beaty earned the respect of basketball’s giants for his physical play and relentless effort. Beaty was the type of player every man wanted on his team for his toughness and his willingness to do whatever was needed to ensure victory. The undersized center’s journey started at Prairie View A&M, a tiny NAIA school located outside of Houston, Texas. There he led the team to the 1962 NAIA national championship and while many overlooked him for the NBA Draft because he attended a small school, he was chosen third overall by the St. Louis Hawks in the 1962 draft. Beaty was a two-time NBA All-Star for the St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks. He then moved onto the ABA in 1970 where he became a star averaging 22.9 points per game while grabbing 15.7 rebounds for the Utah Stars his first season. He helped the Stars win the ABA championship that season and was named playoff MVP. In an era of big centers and even bigger hair, Beaty proved that flash and style mattered less than hard work and winning.”


Pro Football HOFer – Deacon Jones

Many people talk the talk, but David Deacon Jones walked the walk. He was an obscure 14th round pick in the 1961 draft out of South Carolina State and Mississippi Vocational; he soon became part of the Los Angeles Rams Fearsome Foursome (their World Famous Defensive Line). Deacon was an 8 Time Pro Bowl selection, 5 x First Team All-Pro, 3 x 2nd Team Al-Pro, 2 Time NFL Defensive Player of the year, selected as a meber of the NFL’s 50th and 75th Anniversary All-Time Team, 1960’s NFL All-Decade Team, #75 jersey retired by the Rams, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Jones was the original sack master before the Sack was considered a stat by the NFL. In 1967, Deacon had 21.5 sacks in only 14games (they weren’t recorded by the league until 1982). During the following year of 1968, Deacon put up 22 sacks in a 14 game season. His statistics are just mind numbing.


Baseball HOFer – Dick Williams

Dick Williams was an American left fielder, third baseman, manager, coach and front office consultant in Major League Baseball. Known especially as a hard-driving, sharp-tongued manager from 1967 to 1969 and from 1971 to 1988, he led teams to three American League pennants, one National League pennant, and two World Series triumphs.

He is one of seven managers to win pennants in both major leagues, and joined Bill McKechnie in becoming only the second manager to lead three franchises to the Series. He and Lou Piniella are the only managers in history to lead four teams to seasons of 90 or more wins. Williams was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008 following his election by the Veterans Committee.

He also had a long career as a Major League baseball player from 1951 – 64 for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, KC Athletics , and Boston Red Sox.


1996 PGA Golf Champion – Mark Brooks

After being named a 3 time All-American as a member of the University of Texas golf team, it seemed that future Pro Golfer, Mark Brooks was destined for greatness.  Mark accomplished that and more.  He has had 7 PGA tour wins, including winning the 1996 PGA Championship and coming in 2nd in the 2001 U.S. Open.  

Mark comes in 2nd in All-Time PGA tour starts behind late professional golfer, Miller Barber.  As a testament to his longevity, Mark is still a member of the PGA tour as well as the Champions tour.  He has been a PGA pro since 1983. No other current golfer can make this claim.