Tons came to meet NBA and Celtics Legend Bill Walton !
All kinds of people showed up for our nba day and got Free signing with lots of prizes, played fun games like pack wars, trivia contests, basketball shooting contests and more !!!
$ 5,000 in prizes
was given away
with a Free 8x10 photo of Bill Walton was given to the first 300 people to attend our event !!
on Saturday, October 2nd,1999 Bill Walton was at republic's store at 212 Center street in Auburn for 2 full hours to give all the fans that show up a chance to meet him and get his autograph for free. All people had to bring that day was an item they want signed and enough energy to last through all of the excitement !!!
we had lots of fun things to do like NBA trivia and shoot for the hoop contests Free to enter with lots of prizes given away including great prizes like regulation size basketballs, boxes of 98/99 Topps basketball, boxes of 98/99 Hoops basketball, Upper Deck Black Diamond uncut sheets, toys from Mattel and much more !!
We even gave away
Free snacks !!
& everyone who showed up got a
Free pack of Upper Deck Basketball cards !!
Even Auburn's Mayor Lee Young turned out to meet basketball legend Bill Walton ! (photo to left)
Everyone who showed up had a great time !
Here are just a few of the people who turned out to meet Bill !
Bill with a few of Republic's finest !
Here are just a few of Bill Walton's career highlights:
Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1993)
NBA 50th anniversary all-time team (1996)
Member of two NBA championship teams (1977, 1986)
Participated in two NBA All-star games (1977-78)
NBA most valuable player (1978)
NBA sixth man award (1986)
NBA finals most valuable player (1977)
All-NBA first team (1978)
All-NBA second team (1977)
two-time nba all-defensive first team (1977-78)
Holds NBA Finals single-game record for most Defensive Rebounds --
20 (June 3, 1977, vs. Philadelphia and June 5, 1977, vs. Philadelphia)
Shares NBA Finals single-game record for most blocked shots --
8 (June 5, 1977, vs. Philadelphia)
Believed to be the Tallest person to visit us
at Republic Collectibles