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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ended his historic collegiate basketball career in 1969 after a dominant three season run with the UCLA Bruins. Abdul-Jabbar won the NCAA title in each of his three seasons in Westwood, finishing the 1969 campaign with a 92-72 demolition of John Wooden’s alma mater, the Purdue Boilermakers. Abdul-Jabbar dismantled Purdue’s frontcourt to the tune of 37 points and 20 rebounds on 15-20 shooting from the field. After the season, Abdul-Jabbar was named the winner of the first ever Naismith Award for the outstanding player in NCAA Division I Basketball.

Offered here is Abdul-Jabbar’s 1969 United Press International All-America First Team certificate. The New York native averaged an astonishing 24.0 points and 14.7 rebounds per game in the 1968-69 campaign while shooting over 60% from the field. This certificate has been signed by John G. Guffin, the sports editor of UPI, in blue marker. This item comes with a LOA signed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Please note that this lot has a 25% Buyer’s Premium (28% if payment is made using a credit card and/or is not paid within 10 days of invoice). Goldin Auctions will be donating 5% of the winning bid price to The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

1969 United Press International All-America Basketball Team Certificate Presented to Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) For Member Of First Team (Abdul-Jabbar LOA)
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