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BOB COUSY. Philatelic Envelope signed: "Bob Cousy", 6½x3½. First day cover honoring James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball, 4-cent stamp affixed, pictorially postmarked at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., November 6, 1961 FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Cousy joined the Celtics in 1950. With the addition of fellow Hall of Famer Bill Russell in 1956, the Boston Celtics became a dynasty, winning six championships with the combination of Cousy and Russell. Fine condition.

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Born: August 9, 1928 in New York City, New York

Position: Guard  Shoots: Right
Height: 6-1  Weight: 175 lbs.
High School: Andrew Jackson in Cambria Heights, New York
College: College of the Holy Cross
Draft: Tri-Cities Blackhawks, 1st round (3rd pick, 3rd overall), 1950 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: November 1, 1950
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 1971
As Coach: 5 Yrs, 141-207, .405 W-L%

NBA MVP, 1957
NBA championships with Boston Celtics, 1957, 1959-63
NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team, 1996
Founder and first president NBA Players Association, 1954

Film Credits
2007 Basketball Man (in person), 2005 The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (in person), 2005 The Harlem Globetrotters: The Team That Changed the World (in person), 2004 ESPN 25: Who's #1 (in person), 2001 Elvis Is Alive (in person), 2000-2003 ESPN SportsCentury (in person), 2000 Bill Russell: My Life, My Way (in person), 1996 Celtic Pride (in person), 1994 Blue Chips (Performer), 1990 Night of 100 Stars III (in person), 1975 The Way It Was (in person), 1972 This Is Your Life (in person), 1958 Omnibus (in person), 1955-1957 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person)

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