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eBayin’: 1964 NCAA Championship Ticket: Wooden’s First

Everyone loves eBay, from time to time we like to look at college hoops memoribilia that surfaces there.

Here is a pair of 1964 Championship Game tickets from John Wooden’s first championship.  The asking price is $796.00 and there are three pairs available.

The history in this ticket is priceless.

This was the beginning of the UCLA dynasty (nine titles in 11 years) and The Wizard of Westwood’s first championship.  It was UCLA beating Duke in Kansas City to win the tournament.  Walt Hazzard was the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

There is no shortage of history and meaning behind this ticket.

The big question on an item like this is, “Is it worth it?”.

This one is a toss up.  Most old finals’ tickets are more-obviously used and if there are two, they are from seats that are together (which seems to add to the value).  Sometimes they are torn.  These tickets look real, but the fact there are six leads us to believe that they may be overpriced slightly, but would be great pieces to own because of the history they represent.

UPDATE:  We emailed the seller, looking for a certificate of authenticity or a story about where these came from.  There response was this (verbatim):

“WE HAVE 10000S OF TICKETS AND BUY THEM GET THEM OURSELVES AND HAVE NEVER HAD ANY ISSUES OBVIOUSLY WE STAND BEHIND ALL OPUR SALES THANK YOU “

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