His 16-year career produced over 27,000 points, more than 11,000 rebounds and nearly 3,000 assists. Dan Issel was one of the American Basketball Association’s greatest stars and made a smooth transition to the NBA where he played for ten more years.
Now, some of his career memorabilia is on the auction block.
Grey Flannel Auctions is offering Issel’s 1975 Kentucky Colonels ABA championship ring, his 1993 Hall of Fame Induction ring and game-used, autographed milestone basketballs in its current auction. All come with a letter of authenticity from the 72-year-old Issel, who was a two-time All-American at Kentucky. Issel is still the school’s all-time leading scorer.
Upon his retirement in 1985, Issel had scored more points in pro basketball than anyone except Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Julius Erving. Among the signed, inscribed Abasketballs up for grabs are those from games in which he reached 5,000, 10,000, 15,000, 20,000 and 25,000 career points.Basketballs from his single-game and career scoring record breaking games at Kentucky are also in the auction.
Issel made the ABA All-Star team each year he played in the league and his 1997 All-Time ABA team plaque is also in the auction.
Bidding is open through June 26 on Grey Flannel’s website.