December 9th, 2015 Holiday Catalog Auction (#45)
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The NBA’s first All-Star game was played on March 2, 1951. A crowd of 10,094 fans packed the Boston Garden to watch "Easy" Ed Macauley of the hometown Celtics dominate. The game featured 15 future Hall of Famers including Macauley who finished with 20 points and six rebounds en route to MVP honors as the East won easily, 111-94. Macauley played in seven consecutive All-Star Games, was crowned an NBA Champion with the St. Louis Hawks in 1958 and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1960. This 1951 NBA All-Star Game MVP trophy measures approximately 12” x 12” x 19” and weighs 9.5 lbs. It was presented to Charles Edward “Easy Ed” Macauley after he earned MVP honors in the NBA’s first edition of the All-Star Game. The wooden base of the trophy measures approximately 12” x 12” x 7” and features two brass plaques that read “1ST ANNUAL - EAST WEST - ALL STAR GAME - MOST VALUABLE PLAYER” and “1951 - ED MACAULEY - BOSTON CELTICS”. The base is adorned with two gold-colored eagle statuettes. An approximately 12” tall brass basketball rests atop the wooden base. The mounting bracket has been repaired and the wooden base has some grain separation. The trophy is in NM condition, it displays beautifully and is accompanied by a LOA from the Macauley family. This item will require additional shipping and handling charges due to its size and fragility.
Historically Significant 1951 Inaugural NBA All-Star Game MVP Trophy Awarded To HOFer "Easy" Ed Macauley (Macauley Family LOA)
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