Inkredible Incorporated, a New York based company owned by Basketball Hall of Famer Nate “Tiny” Archibald, has signed six all-time great players to exclusive contracts for autographed ‘stat balls’.
“When my fellow colleagues and I saw how many forgeries of our signatures were on the market, we decided it was time to take matters into our own hands and offer authentic autographs that we could have exclusive control over,” said Archibald, a member of the NBA’s 50 Greatest All-Time players. “We wanted to come up with an item that wasn’t available anywhere else in the world, so we created our own.”
Each regulation size “stat” ball contains:
*action photo of the player
*authentic signature with HOF inscription on white autograph panel
*COA signed by player & Archibald
*matching holograms on both ball & COA
In addition to Archibald, players already signed include Rick Barry, George Gervin, Robert Parish, Nate Thurmond and Artis Gilmore. Several more players will be added by the end of the month, according to the company, many of them members of the NBA’s Top 50 All-Time team.
Suggested retail price of the ball is $169, which includes shipping to the continental US.
The stat basketballs will be available at www.INKREDIBLE.biz. The website is set to go live November 7.