Harlem Globetrotters and Texas Cowboys Autographs with official program
Item contains two leaves with original autographs from the member of „the fabolous“ Harlem Globetrotters team, one leaf with autographs from the players of their opponents Texas Cowboys, and official programme of the event at Wembley, London. The Globetrotters originated in the south side of Chicago, Illinois, in the 1920s, where all the original players were raised. The Globetrotters began as the Savoy Big Five, one of the premier attractions of the Savoy Ballroom opened in November 1927, a basketball team of African-American players that played exhibitions before dances. Many famous basketball players have played for the Globetrotters. Greats such as “Wee” Willie Gardner, Connie “The Hawk” Hawkins, Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain, and Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton later went on to join the NBA.
Scroll down to see rosters of both teams for 1956. Most of them are signed here
Harlem Globetrotters 1956 Roster:#36 William “Rookie” Brown #30 Meadows ”Lark” Lemon #37 Oliver “Catfish” Rollins #35 Andy Johnson#31 Woody (Woodrow) Sauldsberry Jnr. #34 Ernest Wagner#38 Carl Green #33 Clarence Wilson#32 Leon HillardW. S. Welch – Team secretary
Texas Cowboys#34 Al Schreiber #10 Bob Peterson #21 Jim Gerber # 4 Joe Smyth#11 Harvey Babetch #31 Theodore (Bob) Armstrong#24 Herman Schayes #23 Jack Collier
Pp.: 10 pages of programme + three pages with autographs ( 18 in total)
Condition: Few minor stains and some tears, autographs slightly faded due to aging, but still very readable. In good condition overall.
Size: 9.6 x 6.8 inches (programme) and 5.1 x 3.5 inches (plates with autographs)