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Image for The Game They Played [*SIGNED*]

The Game They Played [*SIGNED*]

By: Cohen, Stanley

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20669

ISBN: 0-374-21293-7

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, with no discernible wear to book; jacket a little bit rubbed, but bright and clean]. INSCRIBED to friends and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. An "autobiographical documentary" of the college basketball scandal of the early 1950's, when several members of the 1949-50 City College (N.Y.) team -- the first and only team to ever win both the NIT and the NCAA tournaments in the same season -- were arrested for fixing the scores of basketball... View more info

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The Punch: One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed Basketball Forever

By: Feinstein, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: (c.2002)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17138

ISBN: 0-316-27972-2

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, no discernible wear; jacket shows very light surface wear]. (B&W photographs) On December 9, 1977, during an NBA game between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers, an on-court fistfight broke out, during with the Lakers' Kermit Washington landed "an astonishingly ferocious punch" on the Rockets' Rudy Tomjanovich, "a single blow that has reverberated in both men's lives ever since," and also led to major changes in the ga... View more info

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Almost a Famous Person

By: Michelson, Herb

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: (c.1980)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8563

ISBN: 0-15-105069-4

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, minimal handling wear; jacket mildly rubbed, very short corner creases in front flap]. Tragic life story of Bob Presley, a Detroit ghetto kid whose life went astray when he failed to make the NBA after a successful high school and college basketball career. "Basketball offers young blacks the dream of success: money and fame. Presley never realized these dreams; all he knew was the harsh reality of exploitation by those who control the game-- the co... View more info

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Pigeons, Bloody Noses and Little Skinny Kids: A Story of Wolverine Basketball

By: Mortimer, Jeff

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Dexter MI, Thomson-Shore Publishers: (c.1978)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4715

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy; jacket a tiny bit rubbed, traces of edgewear here and there]. (B&W photographs) The author "has carefully probed the long history of Wolverine basketball to bring to life in these pages the innovative and courageous coaches, the sharp-shooting, slick-passing, board-crashing players, and the dynamic, come-from-behind teams that brought national prominence to Wolverine basketball--decades ago as well as just yesterday." (That would, of cours... View more info

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Players and Pretenders: The Basketball Team That Couldn't Shoot Straight

By: Rosen, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: (c.1981)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11929

ISBN: 0-03-053786-X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [nice clean copy, top rear corner lightly bumped, one-inch stretch at bottom of front cover is scraped and very slightly split; jacket a little faded along spine edge of rear panel]. The author, a former college and semipro basketball star, believed basketball to be a "spiritual game," and as "a Zen exercise seeking the spiritual radiance of the game," he agreed to coach the Bard College basketball team during the 1979-80 season. Bard, h... View more info

Image for Ever Green -- The Boston Celtics: A History in the Words of Their Players, Coaches, Fans, and Foes, from 1946 to the Present [*SIGNED*]

Ever Green -- The Boston Celtics: A History in the Words of Their Players, Coaches, Fans, and Foes, from 1946 to the Present [*SIGNED*]

By: Shaughnessy, Dan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1990)

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10678

ISBN: 0-312-05083-6

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, very faint handling wear; jacket a little rubbed on rear panel, a tiny bit dog-eared at base of spine]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Signed by Author View more info

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Pauley Pavilion -- College Basketball's Showplace

By: Smale, David

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Manhattan KS, SportMemories Publishing: (c.1989)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20788

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[small dent in edge of rear cover, no other discernible wear to book; jacket a little edgeworn, a couple of tiny tears along top and bottom edges, smallish scraped area near left-hand side of front panel, "25th Anniversary Edition" foil sticker on front panel, a bit of residue from a removed label at lower corner of rear panel]. (B&W and color photographs) Issued in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of Edwin W. Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball since ... View more info