Shaquille O'Neal Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Shaquille O'Neal collectibles and memorabilia are items relating to the basketball player Shaquille O'Neal.

Brief history/biography

Shaquille "Shaq" Rashaun O'Neal was born on March 6th, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey and is not only known for being one of the best NBA basketball players of all time, but also for being one of the largest players as well; (Shaq is 7 ft. 1 in. in height and weights 325 pounds, and also has a shoe size of 23).

After playing for Lousiana State University and earning the NCAA's men's basketball player Adolph Rupp Trophy in 1991, Shaq was drafted by Orlando Magic in 1992 and won the Rookie of the Year award in 1992–1993. Shaq was signed onto the Los Angeles Lakers team four years later but was then traded to Miami Heat in 2004. In the 2007-2008 season Shaq was then traded to the Phoenix Suns, followed by a trade to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2009-2010 and the Boston Celtics in 2010-2011.

Shaq has a career average of 23.7 points on a .582 field goal accuracy as well as an average of 10.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.

Shaq also appeared in films such as Blue Chips (1994) and Kazaam (1996) and starred in two of his own reality shows (Shaq's Big Challenge and Shaq Vs.)

Types of memorabilia

Jerseys

Grey Flannel Auctions, Inc. in Westhampton, New York sold Shaq's used 2005 Miami Heat alternate road jersey for $3,200 in September of 2006, his used 1996 Olympic games jersey for $3,000 in September of 2006, his used 2000-2002 Lakers jersey for $3,000 in September of 2008, and his used 2005-2006 Miami Heat jersey for $2,000 in September of 2007.

Geppi's Memorabilia Road Show in Timonium, Maryland sold Shaq's used 1991 Louisiana State University jersey for $6,000 in October of 2005.

Universal Rarities, LLC in Corona, California sold Shaq's used 2001-2002 Lakers jersey for $8,000 in December of 2006.

Clothing

Sotheby's in New York sold Shaq's 1992 Orlando Magic rookie ensemble including a home jersey and a warm-up suit for $2,400 in June of 2007.

Universal Rarities, LLC in Corona, California sold Shaq's used 2004 All-Star warm-up jacket for $2,000 in December of 2006.

Grey Flannel Auctions in Westhampton, New York sold Shaq's signed 1993 Utah All-Star jacket for $2,100 in September of 2008.

Championship rings

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold Shaq's 2001 Los Angeles Lakers Championship ring for $6,000 in November of 2011.

Grey Flannel Auctions, Inc. in Westhampton, New York sold Shaq's 2001 Los Angeles Lakers world championship ring for $16,000 in September of 2008.

Jewellery

Antiquorum Auctioneers in New York sold Shaq's Audemars Piguet royal oak wristwatch for $70,000 in December of 2008.

Statues

Sotheby's in New York sold a Mickey Mouse/Shaquille O'Neal "dunk mouse" statue for $9,000 in September of 2005.

Guide for collectors

Memorabilia that was once owned or used by Shaq during a historic basketball game is considered to be the most rare and valuable, while memorabilia that was used by Shaq during the 2001-2002 basketball season is considered to be the most valuable as well.

Restoration of any sports memorabilia items that were once used or owned by Shaq is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find Shaq-related memorabilia, visit www.shaq.com.

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