Houston Rockets Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Houston Rockets Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the professional American basketball team based in Houston, Texas.

Brief history/biography

The Houston Rockets were formed in 1967 and originally played in San Diego, California before moving to Houston in 1971.

The Houston Rockets won two NBA Championships in 1994 and 1995, four Conference titles in 1981, 1986, 1994 and 1995, and four Division titles in 1977, 1986, 1993 and 1994.

Some of the most notable players who once played for the team include Rick Barry (1978 to 1980), Elvin Hayes (1981 to 1984), Calvin Murphy (1970 to 1983), Moses Malone (1976 to 1982), Clyde Drexler (1995 to 1998), Charles Barkley (1996 to 2000), Hakeem Olajuwon (1984 to 2001), and Scottie Pippen (1999).

The team has retired various jersey numbers such as #22 (in honor of Clyde Drexler), #23 (in honor of Calvin Murphy), #24 (in honor of Moses Malone), #34 (in honor of Hakeem Olajuwon) and #45 (in honor of Rudy Tomjanovich, who was the team's Head Coach from 1991 to 2003).

The team colors are red, black and white.

Types of Houston Rockets Collectibles And Memorabilia

Jerseys

Grey Flannel Auctions in Westhampton, New York sold:

  • Three Houston Rocket's used jerseys (including John Lucas' 1989-1990 jersey in September of 2008
  • Eric "Sleepy" Floyd's 1992-1993 jersey) for $750 in September of 2008
  • Hakeem Olajuwon's used 1995-1996 used Houston Rockets jersey for $1,900 in September of 2006
  • Hakeem Olajuwon's used 2000-2001 Houston Rockets jersey for $1,250 in September of 2007
  • Hakeem Olajuwon's used 1994-1995 Houston Rockets road jersey for $2,800 in September of 2009
  • Jack Marin's used 1973 Houston Rockets jersey for $1,800 in September of 2008
  • Yao Ming's 2002-2003 used Houston Rockets rookie jersey for $1,000 in September of 2007
  • Calvin Murphy's used 1970s Houston Rockets jersey for $4,500 in September of 2007
  • Rick Barry's used and autographed 1978-1979 Houston Rockets jersey for $3,200 in September of 2009

Sotheby's in New York sold Calvin Murphy's used 1980 Houston Rockets home jersey for $2,400 in June of 2007.

Uniforms

  • Grey Flannel Auctions, Inc. in Westhampton, New York sold Yao Ming's used and autographed 2005-2006 Houston Rockets uniform for $1,000 in September of 2006.

Clothing

  • Grey Flannel Auctions, Inc. in Westhampton, New York sold Charles Barkley's used 1996-1997 warm-up shirt for $1,900 in September of 2009.

Championship rings

  • Grey Flannel Auctions, Inc. in Westhampton, New York Calvin Murphy's 1995 Houston Rockets Championship Ring for $3,200 in September of 2006,

Photographs

  • Simpson Galleries in Houston, Texas sold a collection of Houston Rockets-related photographs documenting various games in 1986 as well as newspaper clippings for $2,500 in March of 2008.

Guide for collectors

Memorabilia that was once owned, used or signed by Calvin Murphy (who played for the team from 1970 to 1983), Hakeem Olajuwon (who played for the team from 1984 to 2001), Charles Barkley (who played for the team from 1996 to 2000), Jack Marin (who played for the team from 1972 to 1974), Yao Ming (who played for the team from 2002 to 2011) and Rick Barry (who played for the team from 1978 to 1980) is considered to be the most valuable.

Restoration of a Houston Rockets jersey is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find Houston Rockets memorabilia, visit www.nba.com/rockets or www.rockets.com.

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