Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game official scoresheet up for auction
The official scoresheet from Wilt Chamberlain’s historic 100-point game will soon be up for auction, and a report suggests the iconic piece of basketball memorabilia could fetch upwards of $100,000.
Action Network’s Darren Rovell on Tuesday tweeted out the news about the impending sale of the treasured scoresheet, which is signed by Chamberlain. The auction is being conducted by SCP Auctions.
This is a big one. @SCPAuctions said it has obtained the official scoresheet from Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point game and is putting it up for auction. Signed by Chamberlain in that era, estimate is $100,000+ pic.twitter.com/FL8XGvwLnY— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 12, 2019
Chamberlain achieved the century mark in points scored in the Philadelphia Warriors’ 169-147 victory over the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962 in Hershey, Pa.
On this day in 1962, Wilt Chamberlain recorded his famous 100 point game, in a 169-147 win. The record still stands. pic.twitter.com/vyKMV9Q5gd— Sports Anniversaries (@SportsAnnys) March 2, 2016
When asked in 1987 about the remarkable feat of scoring 100 points in a game, Chamberlain modestly downplayed the significance of it by pointing out something about his overall season in 1962.
“As outstanding as it may seem, it’s really a normal thing that I did it,” Chamberlain said. “You have to remember that I averaged 50 points a game that year. Players that average 16 or 17 points usually have at least one game during a season when they score 35. That’s just what I did; I doubled my average.”
The auction of the scoresheet, arguably among the most coveted items of NBA memorabilia ever, will open on April 10 with bids being accepted until April 27.