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1925 Chicago Bruins “American Basket Ball League” Game Program (1st Professional League)
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Possibly the only surviving example of an authentic American Basket Ball League program documenting a “Dec. 30, 1925” league game between the home court “Chicago (Bruins) vs. Buffalo (Bisons).” Single 8″ x 11″ page of heavy pulp stock offers the evening’s line-up and particulars. This was the Bruins’ and the first professional basketball league’s inaugural year of operation, (lasted 1925-31). Players of note include All-American center Stretch Miller and guard Lenny Sachs, a rare two-sport professional, who was coming off a World Championship season as a dominating defensive end with the ’25 NFL Chicago Cardinals. (He still holds NFL record for blocking three consecutive punts in five minutes of play.) Text also invites fans to the next home game, Jan. 6, versus the “the strong Brooklyn (Arcadians) team.” This true relic also offers a little history on the reverse, as a team manager has listed a month’s team travel expenses in pencil. Important on a number of levels, this caliber of early professional basketball memorabilia is virtually non-existent. Excellent condition.
100% Authentic Team
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