On Friday November 22nd through Sunday November 24th, MM Shows LLC will host a public autograph signing for Boston Celtics Class of 1975 Basketball Hall of Fame center, Bill Russell. The signing is part of the 2013 Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectibles Convention which will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.
On April 28, 1956, the St. Louis Hawks selected Bill Russell with the second overall pick of the 1956 NBA Draft. Celtics coach, Red Auerbach had plans to get Russell. By the end of the day, Auerbach was able to trade Celtics stars Ed Macauley and Cliff Hagan in exchange for Russell. He was also able to draft future HOFers K.C. Jones and Tom Heinsohn. The Celtics moves that day are regarded as the greatest draft day in NBA history.
Bill Russell played 13 NBA seasons and was the cornerstone to 11 Celtics NBA Championship teams. While most centers of his day were the main focal point of the team's offense, Russell was more concentrated on controlling the game through he tenacious ability to rebound and containing the opposing team's center. He was also an excellent passer (5.1 assists per game) and could score (15.1 ppg). He won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award five times. Bill Russell's 11 NBA Championships are the most championships won by any individual in North American Professional Sports. He is widely regarded as one of the best players in NBA history.
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 North River Road
Rosemont, Il 60018
Friday - November 22nd 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday - November 23rd 9:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday - November 24th 10:00am - 4:00pm
Special VIP members can enter at 30 mins early
Daily Admission Prices:
Ages 8 and Up: $10.00
Ages 7 and Under: $5.00
Time: Bill Russel will begin signing autographs on Friday (5:30-6:30pm), Saturday (12:30-2:00pm) and Sunday (Noon-1:00pm).
Bring Your Own Item - Autograph Prices:
8x10 Photos: $175.00
MINI-Balls and Banners: $200.00
16x20 Photo: $225.00
Basketballs/ Chair/ Floor Piece: $225.00
Boston Celtics Jerseys and NBA 50 Items: $300.00
Buy Brand New - Mail Order Autograph Prices:
Bill Russell Autographed 8x10 Photo: $190.00
Bill Russell Autographed 16x20 Photo: $260.00
Bill Russell Autographed I/O NBA Basketball: $300.00
Bill Russell Autographed Official NBA Basketball: $400.00
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