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Sportswriter Jim O’Brien’s Multi-Sport Official Press Credential Collection of (75) with (4) Super Bowl

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Award winning sportswriter Jim O’Brien has five decades of event coverage to his credit including stints with Philadelphia, New York and Pittsburgh newspapers. Offered is a multi-sport collection of (75) of O’Brien’s official press credentials. Highlights are: NFL Super Bowl:(2) patches: XXX, XXXV; XXX lanyard; XXX press pass; NBA All-Star Game passes: 1982, 1987, 1989, (2) 1991, 1997; NCAA basketball: 2003 Final Four; HOF Induction Day passes: football: 1990, 1993, 2000/with pin; baseball: (2) 2001; basketball: 2003. More on our website.

All included items present in desirable condition with (60% EX to NM, 30% VG, 10% lesser). Many of these stubs are accompanied by holders which bear interesting game related facts and/or results gathered and noted by the collector. Also present are:

ABA Basketball season passes: Official League (good for all ABA arenas): 1971-1972, 1975-1976; Miami Floridians: 1971-1972; New York Nets: 1971-1972, 1974 Playoffs, 1974-1975; Pittsburgh Condors: 1971-1972; Utah Stars: 1972-1973

NBA Basketball: 1988 NBA Draft at Madison Square Garden; 1989-1990 Charlotte Hornets single-game media pass

NFL Football: (2) AFC championship game: 1982, 1996; Pittsburgh Steelers games: 9/1/91, 9/13/98, 10/25/99, 11/14/99, 11/28/99, 8/8/02, 8/29/02; 2002 training camp badge

MLB Baseball: New York Mets: 1972 parking pass, undated plastic disc badge; 2001 PNC Park “Inaugural Season” media lanyard, 1997 Three Rivers Stadium working media lanyard, (2) 2003 media season passes, (3) 2000 parking passes, undated Three Rivers Stadium daily pass, undated Allegheny Grill Room card

NHL Hockey: 1971-1972 New York Rangers media season pass, 1975-1976 Vancouver Canucks V.I.P. pass with handwritten game notes on the reverse, 1977 New York Islanders playoff single-game pass

NCAA Basketball: Tournaments: 1987 NCAA Championships 1st & 2nd round meal ticket, 1989 Big East Championship lanyard, 1990 ACC Tournament floor pass; Pittsburgh Panthers: 1994-1995 media season pass badge, (8) 1998-2002 single-game passes, 9/23/00 parking pass; other teams: 1/18/89 Duke vs. North Carolina; 1/21/89 UNC vs. NC State

Other: 1971-1972 U.S. Basketball Writers Association membership card; 1974 New York Sets tennis season press pass; 1974 WFL New York Stars football season pass, (2) 2003 Mario Lemieux Celebrity Invitational golf tournament media parking passes; 1970s WHA hockey business card; c.1970s Walt Frazier business card; 2/8/91 Carolina Crossroads invitation; 2009 Dapper Dan Dinner & Auction lanyard

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