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By the Numbers: Boston Celtics

TEAM DEFEATED THE LAKERS 50 YEARS AGO TO TAKE ITS 10TH NBA CHAMPIONSHIP. A LOOK AT RELATED COLLECTIBLES FROM THE HERITAGE AUCTIONS ARCHIVES

3SEASONS Lou Tsioropoulos played on the team. His 1957 Championship Ring realized $14,400 at a November 2017 Heritage auction.

8NM-MT PSA GRADE for this Bill Russell 1957 Topps card, which sold for $35,863 at a May 2016 Heritage auction.

13.5SIZE of Larry Bird’s sneakers. This game-worn pair from the 1980s sold for $6,600 at a February 2017 auction.

42SIZE of Bob Cousy’s 1956-59 game-worn jersey. It realized $28,680 at a July 2014 auction.

1992YEAR artist LeRoy Neiman painted this 13.5-by-22-inch Larry Bird acrylic on board. It sold for $14,340 at an October 2012 auction.

35,000DOLLARS paid to Bill Russell for the 1960-61 season. His signed contract for that year sold for $10,755 at November 2014 auction.

This story appears in the Spring/Summer 2018 edition of The Intelligent Collector magazine. Click here to subscribe to the print edition.