The item is a set of uncut, unused season tickets to Cameron Indoor Stadium. Also included in the piece is the autograph of every player on the 2009-2010 NCAA Basketball Champion Duke Blue Devils. Included in the display is a letter of authenticy from the season ticket holder stating the number of these made (4) and the holders of those other 3 items. This is the 10th anniversary of Coach Mike Krzyzewski's 3rd ever NCAA basketball title and now the 3rd of 4 he currently owns. Duke is among the elite universities and college basketball programs ever, and this is a wonderful display of the opponents that year as well as the entire team who contributed to the historic victory. The item is in a beautiful black wood frame adorned with small silver beading. The height is 28 3/4" and the width is 24 7/8". As mentioned a letter of origin/authenticity is included as well as a roster of the team that season.
I am selling this on behalf of my girlfriend who acquired this by way of her ex-husband during their divorce. He had put together this item as a way to commemerate the incredible season. One of these currently sits in the Duke Basketball offices. She has authorized me to handle the appraisal and sale of the item.
Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. Based on the photographs and description provided, this item is a framed set of memorabilia commemorating the men's NCAA basketball championship of the 2009-2010 Duke Blue Devils. The collection includes a set of uncut, unused season tickets to Cameron Indoor Stadium surrounded by team player signatures. The provenance is established by an included letter on the rear of the piece explaining the origin of the tickets and attesting to the existence of three identical pieces.
Comparable auction pieces examined are professional and NCAA team-signed display pieces sold at auction, along with prices achieved for various uncut season ticket sheets. Some of the recent auctions examined include a New York Rangers team-signed uncut ticket sheet from 1940 sold at auction in April 2017 for $552.00 at Heritage Auctions - that piece however was not framed and arguably at the level of historical importance as the UNC team. A closer set of comparables - but with arguably higher name recognition at the signature level with continued success beyond college than this Duke piece - would be a "Fab-Five" Michigan team-signed basketball from 1992-1993 that sold at Heritage in May 2018 for $1,680 or a 1978-79 Michigan State team-signed basketball (including Magic Johnson) sold in 2017 for $2,400.
Based on the uniqueness of this Duke piece, coupled with the presence of the team's signatures (although missing the coaching staff), and the fact that there is attestation on the piece to a copy being in the possession of the Duke Athletic Department, a Fair Market Value estimate of the piece (a pre-auction estimate) would be estimated at $1,500 to $2,500.