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The American Basketball Association played nine seasons between 1967 and 1976 as a rival to the NBA. The league is still beloved today for its iconic red, white & blue ball, offensive innovations such as the three-point shot, and for launching the legendary careers of Julius Erving, George “The Ice Man” Gervin, Artis Gilmore, Moses Malone and David Thompson among many others. A 1976 merger brought the four strongest ABA franchises – the Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, New Jersey Nets and San Antonio Spurs – into the NBA, where they remain today.

Every ABA team produced colorful and informative media guides for the seasons from 1967 to 1975. These are highly sought after by collectors and frequently fetch strong prices ($50 and above) at auction houses and online. Especially high prices are paid for the more obscure franchises who lasted only 1-2 seasons, such as the Anaheim Amigos, Miami Floridians, Pittsburgh Condors, and Washington Caps. Memorabilia from the four future NBA franchises tends to attract less interest from collectors.

Many ABA guides, especially pre-1973, have been two or three-hole punched for inclusion in binders. You can see examples in scans below. Vintage guides that have not been hole punched often command a premium price.

As always, guides are listed in chronological order, oldest first. Some of these may be available in our e-Bay store on any given day. Click on a picture to find out if we have it in stock.

1967-68 Anaheim Amigos Media Guide

1967-68 Denver Rockets Media Guide

1967-68 Minnesota Muskies Media Guide

1967-68 New Jersey Americans Media Guide

1967-68 New Orleans Buccaneers Media Guide

Connie Hawkins ABA

1968-69 Dallas Chaparrals Media Guide

1968-69 Houston Mavericks Media Guide

1968-69 Kentucky Colonels Media Guide

1968-69 Los Angeles Stars Media Guide

1968-69 Miami Floridians Media Guide

1968-69 Minnesota Pipers Media Guide

1968-69 New Orleans Buccaneers Media Guide

1968-69 Oakland Oaks Media Guide

1969-70 New Orleans Buccaneers Media Guide

1969-70 Washington Caps Media Guide

1970-71 Indiana Pacers Media Guide

American Basketball Association Media Guides

John Brisker Pittsburgh Condors

American Basketball Association Media Guides

American Basketball Association Media Guides

Virginia Squires Media Guide

American Basketball Association Media Guides

American Basketball Association Media Guides

American Basketball Association Media Guides

Miami Floridians Media Guide

American Basketball Association Media Guides

American Basketball Association Media Guides

American Basketball Association Media Guides

American Basketball Association Media Guides

American Basketball Association Media Guides

Joe Caldwell Carolina Cougars

American Basketball Association Media Guides

American Basketball Association Media Guides

Kentucky Colonels Media Guide

New York Nets Media Guide

San Diego Conquistadors Media Guide

Utah Stars Media Guide

American Basketball Association Media Guides

American Basketball Association Media Guides

American Basketball Association Media Guides

American Basketball Association Media Guides

American Basketball Association Media Guides

American Basketball Association Media Guides

American Basketball Association Media Guides

American Basketball Association Media Guides

American Basketball Association Media Guides

American Basketball Association Media Guides

1974-75 Virginia Squires

American Basketball Association Media Guides

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March 24th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

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