A signed score sheet from Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game in 1962 sold for $214,579 early Sunday morning as SCP Auctions wrapped up its Spring Auction. Consigned by a friend of the late Toby DeLuca, who kept score for Philadelphia Warriors radio announcer Bill Campbell, the sheet chronicled Chamberlain’s still unsurpassed scoring night from a game against the New York Knicks in Hershey, PA.
The price was more than twice the amount of the 2012 auction price of a similar, but unscored sheet that had been kept by the Knicks that night.
After sitting below $100,000 until the final night of the auction, a flurry of late bidding sent the sheet high above the other items in the 500+ lot sale that opened April 10.
“Wilt’s 100-point game is widely considered the single greatest individual feat in sports history,” says SCP’s Auction Director Brendan Wells. “Few mementos from the seemingly mythological game have survived. This scoresheet, with such well-documented provenance, may be the most important, authentic piece that collectors ever have a chance to acquire. It certainly got the price it deserves.”
A collection of memorabilia from the career of Oscar Robertson netted more than $600,000, topped by the uniform he wore during the 1960 Olympic Gold Medal game in Rome, which sold for $146,558. The game-used ball from that game, acquired by Robertson and signed by team members including Jerry West sold for $133,235. His 1971 NBA championship ring, won as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks, went for $91,151. His 1959 Pan Am Games uniform soared to $41,372. Robertson plans to donate a portion of his auction proceeds to the Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center and LeBow Institute for Myeloma Therapeutics at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Several high-end trading cards were offered with bidding topped by a PSA 8 1948-49 Leaf Jackie Robinson rookie card which sold for $73,296 and the recently graded 1922 E121 American Caramel set that took over first place on PSA’s Set Registry, which netted $60,667, a T206 Ty Cobb (Bat off Shoulder) graded PSA 6 ($21,013) and an unopened box of 1959 Fleer Ted Williams cards ($20,724).
Other items sold included a game model bat from Joe DiMaggio’s historic 1941 season (46,693) and Ozzie Smith’s 1987 NL Championship ring ($26,669).
Complete results can be found here.