Topps Sponsors Autographed Basketball Auction for Charity

Michael Beasley and Derrick Rose were among the players who signed basketballs during their high school careers.

Topps, a national sponsor of the McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Games, is hosting an auction featuring autographed basketballs from the 2007 McDonald’s All America game.

The balls contain team signatures including Derrick Rose and Michael Beasley, expected to go #1 and #2 in this year’s NBA draft.

The games were held on March 28, 2007 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. The games feature the top h school male and female basketball players in what many experts considered the nation’s most premier High School All-Star game.

Since its inception, more than 800 players have competed in the McDonald’s All American Games. Past McDonald’s All American players include basketball greats Michael Jordan (retired), Magic Johnson (retired), Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers), Kevin Garnett (Boston Celtics), LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets), Chis Paul (New Orlean Hornets) and many more.

The exclusive Topps Vault eBay auctions will feature a limited number of Topps McDonald’s All-American High School "The Rock" Basketballs signed by the Boy’s East team, the Boy’s West team, and the Girls teams. 85% of the proceeds from the auctions–currently underway on eBay will go to the Ronald McDonald House charities.