About Bill Russell Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Historical Bill Russell Milestones
Bill Russell will forever be known as the greatest winner the sport of basketball has ever seen. From beginning to end, Russell’s illustrious career has been filled with victories and championship rings of all sorts. The opposing team was the least of Russell’s worries growing up. Born in a highly segregated Louisiana town during the height of racial unrest, Russell and his family moved out to California in hopes of a new worry-free life but they only found themselves engulfed in poverty. Bill Russell was considered a raw talent on the hardwood throughout high school but really began to develop his skills as a center while helping his high school win back-to-back state championships as a junior and senior. The two-time state champion was not highly recruited out of school but went on to sign a letter of intent at the University of San Francisco. USF was the only school to offer Russell a spot on their basketball team and they did not regret it. Russell was one of the most dominant players in the history of college basketball, winning two national championships with San Francisco and averaging over 20 points and 20 rebounds per game during his collegiate career. Legendary Celtics head coach Red Auerbach made one of the greatest trades in Boston history as he traded up to take Russell second overall in the 1956 NBA Draft. Bill Russell went on to have one of the greatest careers the city of Boston and the NBA have ever seen. The former San Francisco Don only played 13 years in the NBA, but he made the absolutely best of them. Russell is best known for winning the most NBA championships out of any basketball player who ever graced the league. Russell’s 11 NBA Finals wins are the most to this day. On an individual scale, the 11 time NBA champion put together an incredible performance. Bill Russell was the winner of five NBA MVP awards and was named an NBA All-Star in 12 of his 13 years in the pros. The legendary center finished his career averaging 15.1 points and 22.5 rebounds per game as well as finishing second in NBA history in total rebounds.
Russell’s name was engraved in NBA history in 1975 as he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Hall of Fame center’s legendary number 6 was retired by the Celtics in 1972 and hangs in the rafters in Boston never to be worn again.
Collecting Bill Russell Memorabilia
Bill Russell Basketballs
: Bill Russell was extremely talented on both sides of the basketball. During the 1950’s centers were typically known for their offensive output. However, Russell changed the game of basketball for all big men as he specialized not only in scoring but his incredible defense and ball stopping as well. Own a piece of basketball history with one of our authentic Bill Russell signed basketballs. Our iconic official NBA balls feature an authentic Bill Russell autograph from the 11-time NBA champion himself and rare inscriptions paying homage to the many career achievements of the Hall of Famer. Whether you are looking for a ball commemorating Russell’s 1975 Hall of Fame nod or his 12 NBA All-Star games, we have the perfect Bill Russell autographed basketball for your collection or sports room.
Bill Russell Jerseys
: No member of the Celtics has ever worn the number 6 since Bill Russell graced the court in Boston. Russell’s number was retired by the team in the 1970’s and rightfully so. Take home a piece of Boston Celtic history of your own with one of our rare Bill Russell signed jerseys. One of the most coveted pieces of memorabilia in sports; these authentic autographed Bill Russell jerseys are the ideal headline for all basketball collections. Many of our exclusive Bill Russell signed jerseys feature valuable and limited inscriptions from Russell honoring his greatest career accomplishments. We offer a variety of green and white Boston Celtics jerseys with a Bill Russell autograph as well as inscriptions such as “11x Champ” and “5x MVP” for you to add significant historic and monetary value to your collection today.
Bill Russell Photos
: Year in and year out two teams go head to head in the NBA Finals to compete for a championship. Year in and year out NBA fans are presented with the iconic image of Bill Russell with his hands full of NBA championship rings and are immediately reminded that the game may never see a champion as decorated as the great Boston Celtics center ever again. A legendary shot of the five-time MVP with his 11 rings is just one of the many authentic Bill Russell signed photos we have to offer on our site. Russell is seen as the NBA’s greatest all-time winner and defender, so Bill Russell autographed photos are some of the rarest sports memorabilia items on the market today. Celebrate the career of the great Bill Russell by adding a signed Bill Russell photo to your collection or gifting it to your favorite Boston Celtics fan.