The inventor of basketball was always good for an autograph. Just ask the grandson of an admirer.
He was a couple of decades removed from hanging peach baskets in a Massachusetts gym, and James Naismith was a bit of a celebrity in 1935.
One sports fan in Kansas handed the good doctor a copy of the Kansas Relays program and Naismith signed it. Tucked away in a scrapbook, it wound up in the collection of the man’s grandson, Dave Monger.
It may not be the holy grail–and it’s got some issues with condition–but it’s a good story and Monger is looking for a buyer, according to the Kansas City Star.
Card companies, are you reading us today?