Christian Laettner, a former NCAA champion and member of the renowned Olympic “Dream Team,” is collaborating once again with SCP Auctions to offer fans and collectors the chance to own a piece of basketball history. Laettner is auctioning over 36 items from his collection in the Fall Premier Auction, which concludes on December 2nd.
Among the highlights of the collection are Laettner’s NCAA championship rings from 1991 and 1992, showcasing his success during his time at Duke University. Also included is a recruitment letter from Coach Mike Krzyzewski, dated 1987, adding a personal touch to the collection. One of the most prestigious items is Laettner’s #32 Duke jersey, which was retired during his senior season in 1992 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Laettner’s involvement in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics is also prominently featured in the auction. Fans will have the opportunity to bid on his game-worn, autographed uniform and warm-up suit from the Olympics, allowing them to own a tangible piece of the iconic “Dream Team” era. A team-signed basketball and an autographed ticket from the gold medal final, the highest PSA graded example, are additional highlights from Laettner’s Olympic career.
In addition to his collegiate and Olympic memorabilia, the collection includes items from Laettner’s professional career. Notable pieces include his ring from the 2010 Naismith Hall of Fame induction and his 2010 National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Medal, both representing his recognition in the basketball world. Fans will also have the chance to bid on his 1997 NBA All-Star ring and a game-worn jersey from his rookie year in the NBA.
Laettner expressed that these items hold significant sentimental value to him, as they represent the highlights of his basketball career. He sees this auction as a unique opportunity for both collectors and fans to own a piece of his storied journey in the world of basketball. This is not the first time Laettner has offered his memorabilia for auction, as in 2014, his jersey worn during his famous turnaround jumper against Kentucky in the 1992 NCAA Tournament was sold for an impressive $119,500.
For fans and collectors alike, this auction presents an incredible opportunity to own a piece of basketball history. Whether it be a championship ring, a jersey worn by an iconic player, or an autographed item from a historic Olympic event, these items offer a tangible connection to the legacy of Christian Laettner and the impact he has had on the sport. Don’t miss out on this chance to own a truly unique and special piece of memorabilia.
As the Fall Premier Auction continues, basketball enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the results to see who will be the lucky owners of these coveted items. The auction provides a platform for fans to celebrate the achievements of one of basketball’s greats and a chance to bring a piece of his legacy into their own collections.