As a non-profit entity, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is always looking for ways to drum up support and much needed funding. They’re hoping a four month-long auction on eBay will help them do that. In conjunction with the sport’s 125th anniversary, the Hall has teamed up with eBay for Charity to host an ongoing auction of basketball memorabilia and experiences.
Over a 125-day period that began last Friday and will continue through December 21, collectors and fans will be able to bid on 125 lots, with a new item released each day. The auction page is located here.
All proceeds will benefit educational and outreach initiatives through the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
In addition to autographed memorabilia, the auction will feature exclusive basketball experiential packages for Hall of Fame events including the 2016 Enshrinement festivities in Springfield, the Jerry Colangelo Golf Classic in Phoenix and Hoophall LA at Staples Center featuring Arizona, BYU, Gonzaga and USC. Packages will also be available for iconic events such as the NCAA Men’s Final Four and NBA All-Star weekend.
Perhaps the most coveted and custom item available in the 125th Anniversary Auction is a 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish One of One Signature Car. The ultra-limited vehicle includes graphics commemorating the 50thAnniversary of the Basketball Hall of Fame and showcases signatures from over 75 Hall of Famers. This particular item will be going up for auction on #GivingTuesday, November 29.
“Basketball has reached far more people than Dr. Naismith could have ever imagined,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “And we will continue to commemorate and grow the game in its 125th year with the funds raised in partnership with eBay for Charity.”