Important Basketball Memorabilia at Public Auction

Saturday, April 18th, 2009 at 1:00PM Central
LOCATION: National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago, IL


**The Auction is now closed to online pre-bidding. High bids and Ceiling Bids placed during the pre-bidding period will be executed competitively during the Live Auction on Saturday. Additional arrangements for phone & absentee bidding are being accepted at 610.524.0822 or through Friday, April 17th.***

Welcome to the online catalogue. The Live Auction features over 200 lots of basketball memorabilia, including 13 Michael Jordan related items consigned directly by Chicago Bulls (see lots 69-81) to benefit CharitaBulls, the Bulls' nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of Chicago's youth by actively creating and supporting educational, recreational and social programs.

All lots will be sold live and in person beginning at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 18th. The auctioneer generally sells 100 lots per hour in numerical order per the catalogue.

Preview Exhibition & Free Appraisal Fair at NIASHF:
Tuesday, April 14 - Friday, April 17 from 9am-5pm
Saturday, April 18 from 11am-1pm

Absentee and Telephone Bidding:
For those unable to attend the auction in person, Hunt Auctions is currently accepting absentee bids and telephone reservations through Friday April 17th at 10:00pm Central. The auction will be open for online pre-bidding from Saturday, April 4th - Thursday, April 16th at 10:00pm Central. Please review the Bidding Instructions for a full explanation of the special bidding procedures in place for this auction. Please contact us at 610-524-0822 or to make arrangements for telephone bidding. It is not possible to bid online during the auction itself.  

Auction Location:
1431 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Direct (312) 2265566
Facsimile (312) 2265678

About CharitaBulls:
Lots 68-81 originate directly from the Chicago Bulls with proceeds benefiting CharitaBulls, the team's charitable organization. In 1987, the Chicago Bulls founded a nonprofit organization to aid in civic tasks, especially where children are concerned. CharitaBulls was formed with the mission to enhance the lives of Chicago's youth by actively creating and supporting educational, recreational and social programs. By fundraising through special events, raffles, auctions, and corporate and personal donations, CharitaBulls has been able to multiply their financial resources and provide a wealth of support to children and young adults throughout the Chicagoland area. Over the years, CharitaBulls has contributed tens of millions of dollars to Chicagoland beneficiaries including the Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Park District Program, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago. Additionally, CharitaBulls has contributed to global organizations such as the World Food Program, the United Nation's Nothing But Nets anti-malaria campaign, and the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugee's campaign to provide education for refugees in Africa. For more information, please visit the CharitaBulls website.