The uniform worn by Oscar Robertson when the U.S. won the 1960 Olympic basketball gold medal and the team-signed game ball from the final contest headline a group of items from the Hall of Famer’s collection that will be offered by SCP Auctions this spring.
Robertson has been selling off groups of items from his long basketball career over the last several years. The latest consignment—and perhaps the last– includes about 60 of his most historic pieces.
Robertson led the dominant U.S. team to the gold medal in Rome where they swept through the tournament with an average victory margin of over 42 points. His number 14 jersey and game shorts are being sold together and are expected to sell for over $100,000. A white jersey he wore during the tournament sold through SCP Auctions in 2012 for over $121,000. Another blue jersey worn during the tournament also sold last year via Heritage Auctions for $66,000.
The game ball dates to an era in which Olympic basketballs looked more like volleyballs. Robertson took possession of the ball after the game and had each of his teammates sign it including Jerry West, Jerry Lucas and several other players who went on to NBA careers. It’s also expected to fetch a six-figure price in the auction, which is set to run from April 10-27.
Robertson’s 1971 Milwaukee Bucks NBA championship ring, which sold for over $91,000 in a Lelands auction last summer, is back on the block through SCP.
Other Robertson pieces slated to be part of the April auction include:
1959 Pan American game worn full uniform $25,000-35,000 est.
1960 Hall of Fame Olympic team ring $40,000-50,000 est.
1969 NBA All Star Game MVP trophy $10,000+ est.
His 1971 and ’72 NBA All-Star rings and a 1960s Cincinnati Royals shooting shirt will also be in the auction.