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Basketball Sets

  • Three main sets, the 1962 Square Base, 1967-68 Gold Base, and the late 60's Little Dribbler Set.
  • 1962 Set very limited, only the Lakers, Knicks, and 2 Globetrotters dolls were made.
  • 1967-68 set also quite small, representing just 3 West Coast teams, Lakers, Sonics and San Diego Rockets. Lakers and Sonics also have a Black Doll which are very scarce. there was also a gold base Celtics doll, which was probably made a bit later.

Prices
(in alphabetical order by team nickname)
Prices Updated 2009

Dolls priced in 3 Grades: NrMt/Mt, NrMt and EX+. Lesser condition examples would sell for less. (See the Condition Guide for explanations)
Rarity index - 10 rarest, 1 easiest to find.
Gem Dolls (Like new colors and shine) normally go for more.
Gem mint looking restored dolls normally go for roughly the same as NrMt examples.

 1962 Square Base

Team Rarity Ex+ NrMt NrMt/Mt Comments
Knicks 8 150-200  225-275 300-400  Scarce and under rated.

 

Globetrotter (Blue Base with decal) 7 150-200 225-275  275-350  Very colorful doll, holding Basketball and a traveling suitcase.
Globetrotter (Green Base, no decal) 7 150-200 200-275 275-325 Same as above but comes without a base decal.
Lakers 7 175-225 250-300 325-400 Pretty tough doll, if B-Ball was more widely collected it would go for a lot more.

 

1967-68 Gold Base

  Team Rarity Ex+t NrMt NrMt/Mt  
Black Dolls 9 225 375 500+ Lakers & Sonics. Both pretty rare, prices fluctuate quite a bit. Often repainted, so be careful.
  Celtics  8  100-125  150-200 225-275  Produced later, no base decal.
   

Lakers

 

 50  70  90 Most common of the Gold Bases.
 

Rockets (San Diego)

 

8 120 150 250 Very tough doll to find, very undervalued.
 


Supersonics

 

8 160 220 350 Another toughie that should go for more based on scarcity.
Generics 5 20 40 50 Many had stickers added afterward.

 

1969-1972 Little Dribblers

 

Team

Rarity

Ex+

NrMt

NrMt/Mt

 

Bucks Black (Milwaukee)

5

80-100

100-125

125-175

 Average for the set.

 

Bucks White (Milwaukee)

 

5

85-100

100-125

125-175

 Average for the set.

Harlem
Globetrotters

6

90-100

120-150

150-200

 A bit tougher than most.

Bullets (White)

9

150-175

200-250

300-400

 White player is very scarce.

Bullets (Black)

 

5

80-100

100-125

125-175

 Average for the set.

Bulls (White)

5

80-100

100-125

125-175

 Average for the set.

Bulls (Black)

 

5

80-100

100-125

125-175

 Average for the set.

Celtics (White or Black)

7

80-100

125-150

150-200

 Green bases, produced later than the rest of the set.

Pistons (White)

5

80-100

100-125

125-175

 Average for the set.

Pistons (Black)

5

80-100

100-125

125-175

 Average for the set.

Knicks (Black or White)

2

30-40

60-80

75-100

Large leftover quantities were found years ago at Madison Square Garden, the most available from this set.

76'ers (White)

9

150-200

200-250

300-400

 White player is very scarce.

76'ers (Black)

6

80-100

100-125

125-200

 Average for the set.