Indiana Pacers Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Indiana Pacers Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the professional American basketball team based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Brief history/biography

The Indiana Pacers were formed in 1967 as members of the American Basketball Association (ABA) and moved to the NBA in 1976.

The team won three ABA championships in 1970, 1972 and 1973, six Conference titles in 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975 and 2000, and seven Division titles in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1995, 1999, 2000 and 2004.

The most notable and famous athletes who once played for the team include Chris Mullin (1997 to 2000), George McGinnis (1980 to 1982), Mel Daniels (1968 to 1974), Don Buse (1980 to 1982), Reggie Miller (1987 to 2005) and Marv Winkler (1971 to 1972). Reggie Miller was responsible for many of the team's victories when he played for the Indiana Pacers' from 1987 to 2005, however, the team suffered from a "four-season playoff drought" from 2007 to 2011; (the team finally made the playoffs in 2011).

The team colors are navy, gold, silver and white.

Types of Indiana Pacers Collectibles And Memorabilia

Jerseys

Grey Flannel Auctions in Westhampton, New York sold:

  • Reggie Miller's used 1994-1995 Indiana Pacers jersey for $4,800 in September of 2006
  • Marv Winkler's used 1971-1972 Indiana Pacer's jersey for $2,800 in September of 2007
  • Don Sidle's used 1971 Indiana Pacer's home jersey for $1,500 in September of 2009
  • Bob Netolicky's used 1970 Indiana Pacers jersey for $1,800 in September of 2009
  • Len Elmore's used 1974-1975 Indiana Pacers jersey for $2,250 in September of 2008
  • Charlie Jordan's used 1975-1976 Indiana Pacers road jersey or $900 in September of 2009
  • Reggie Miller's used 1995-1996 Indiana Pacers road jersey for $2,000 in September of 2009
  • Don Buse's used mid 1970s Indiana Pacers jersey for $3,600 in September of 2009
  • Reggie Miller's used 1995-1996 Indiana Pacers jersey for $1,600 in September of 2008
  • Charlie Jordan's used 1975-1976 ABA Indiana Pacers' jersey for $900 in September of 2009
  • Reggie Miller's used Indiana Pacers' jersey (circa 2004) for $900 in September of 2007

Clothing

  • Grey Flannel Auctions, Inc. in Westhampton, New York sold Freddie Lewis' used 1973-1974 warm-up shirt for $3,000 in September of 2008.

Championship rings

  • Grey Flannel Auctions, Inc. in Westhampton, New York sold Don Buse's 1972-1973 Indiana Pacers Championship ring for $28,000 in September of 2009, and an Indiana Pacer's 1973 ABA World Championship ring for $5,500 in September of 2007.

  • Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceanside, New York sold Mel Daniel's Indiana Pacers 1973 ABA Championship ring for $1,050 in November of 2008.

Wristwatches

  • Grey Flannel Auctions, Inc. in Westhampton, New York sold a 1972 Indiana Pacers ABA Championship wristwatch for $1,000 in September of 2007.

Guide for collectors

Memorabilia that was once owned, signed or used by Don Buse (who played for the team from 1980 to 1982), Reggie Miller (who played for the team from 1987 to 2005) and Marv Winkler (who played for the team from 1971 to 1972) is considered to be the most valuable.

Indiana Pacers' Championship rings from the 1973 ABA World Championships are considered to be rare among collectors.

Restoration of an Indiana Pacers jersey is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find Indiana Pacers' memorabilia online, visit www.nba.com/pacers or www.pacers.com.

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