Want to Own Pieces of Buckeye Basketball History?

By Mike Young on August 13, 2013 at 12:47p

Ohio State basketball legend Jerry Lucas wants to gather several hundred-thousand dollars in income by emptying out his closet and drawers. A couple of items you Buckeye fans might be interested it (courtesy of Grey Flannel Auctions): 

Yes, Lucas' national title ring, commemorating the only time the Buckeyes basketball squad has won "the big dance." It can be yours for – at the very least – $20,000!

If you're not willing to spend the big bucks, maybe you could scoop this up this vintage shooting shirt before Homage does: 

Overall, it's an amazing collection. A Buckeye basketball fan or a basketball fan, in general, it's worth checking out.

Hopefully the items will mean a lot more to whomever buys them than they allegedly do to Lucas. As he told the Middletown Journal, "Things don't mean a lot to me," Lucas said. "They never have. I have real great memories associated with them, but they're hard to see when they're in a closet."




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BuckeyeLawyer's picture

Is it just me or is it sad that he would sell those items?  I hope everything is okay in his world.

Mike Young's picture

Well, he is old... & this, from the Middletown Journal: "Because he couldn’t divide the items fairly among his family, he said selling them through Grey Flannel Auctions was 'the right thing to do at this time.'"

BuckeyeLawyer's picture

I guess it makes sense.  Better reason for me to stick with only two kids.  It will make giving stuff away a bit easier (although I don't have anything to give them).
Thanks Mike.  And thanks for delivering excellent recruiting coverage on the basketball front. 

FROMTHE18's picture

Olympic Gold Medal...cool 250K...minimum...

buckeye56's picture

John Havlicek did the same thing a couple months back.

AndyVance's picture

While it "feels" wrong to those of us who have no such seemingly priceless memorabilia, I could absolutely see why this makes sense... Sell it now, and have the funds dispersed according to your wishes, or let your kids fight it out after you're dead and gone. Lucas is perhaps the most intelligent athlete to ever play for Ohio State, so he's probably thought this through from every conceivable angle.

BuckeyeLawyer's picture

Valid point.  And after reading it twice, I think you are spot on.

William's picture

A lot of OSU's former athletes have been doing this. I believe it was Havlicek (maybe Knight, can't remember) that did it to provide his grandkids with a college fund. 

Dips's picture

He's gonna lose his eligibility for this.

cajunbuckeye's picture

That is a priceless collection. The Buckeye jersey would look great framed on my wall. The dog house doesn't have a good view into the living room, so I wouldn't be able to enjoy it.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

Mirror Lake Jump's picture

I would never give my Olympic medal up.

pjtobin's picture

If I were in his shoes I'd sell most of it. Put a few items back for the kids. Then I would spend the rest of my days fishing, hunting, and being a beach bum. That's just my style. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

Idaho Helga's picture

Jerry: DO NOT show Putin any of those rings.  DO NOT!

buckeyefanatic's picture

The want is strong with this one, Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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