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An Evening On Broadway with Jewish NBA Stars

Have $500 burning a hole in your pocket? Live in the New York City area? Interested in watching a play about Magic Johnson and Larry Bird? Want to meet father-son Jewish basketball legends? Tomorrow? Then read on!

On Thursday, April 19 (sorry for the short notice, I just found this!), the Maccabi USA organization is hosting a fundraiser in a partnership with the National Basketball Retired Players Association/Legends Care organization.

Dolph Danny Schayes Co-SignersAttendees can mix and mingle with Jewish basketball legends Dolph Schayes and Danny Schayes (and other NBA Legends) at an exclusive pre-theater cocktail reception, watch the Broadway play Magic/Bird, and join the show's cast and producers during a post-show Q&A session.

Event tickets are limited, and may not even be available. Call Maccabi's Sara Feinstein at 215.561.6900 X119 or email sfeinstein@maccabiusa.com for information. 

Dolph Schayes Timeless Treasures CardBoth Dolph and Danny have an extensive catalogue of collectibles -- including autographed and unsigned cards, jerseys, photos, figurines, etc.

Beckett.com lists 238 cards, including autographed and limited edition cards, for Dolph. Danny has nearly 100 different collectibles listed on Beckett.com.

Danny Schayes National Treasures CardCollectors can buy Dolph's cards and memorabilia in the Beckett Marketplace and eBay by following these links.

Follow these links to Beckett Marketplace and eBay for Danny's collectibles.

Do you have any of the father-son Jewish basketball legends' cards or memorabilia in your collection? Anyone planning to splurge on tonight's event?

Let JewishSportsCollectibles.com know by commenting below.


Greenberg to Coach Maccabiah Basketball

Seth Greenberg VT PhotoFormer Virginia Tech basketball coach Seth Greenberg [Editor's note: Greenberg was coach at VA Tech when this post was published on April 17; he was fired April 23, as reported in this article] has been named coach of the U.S. Maccabiah Games men’s basketball team for the July 2013 Maccabiah Games in Israel, according to this JTA article that appeared on JewishJournal.com.

Greenberg, one of several Jewish basketball coaches in the NCAA, has a career record of 383-293, in 22 seasons as a collegiate head coach, and a 170-123 record in nine seasons at Virginia Tech. He was inducted into the The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in April 2010.

“This volunteer position is important to me because any time you can represent your country and your faith in the same event, it’s something very special,” Greenberg said in a statement.

Jewish basketball fans have ample opportunities to add Greenberg memorabilia to their collections.

Seth Greenberg UD World of Sports AutographGreenberg is featured on two, 2010 Upper Deck World of Sports cards -- a base card (2010 WOS #375) and an autographed version (2010 WOS Autographs #375) -- and a base card in Upper Deck's 2011 World of Sports series (2011 WOS #83), according to Beckett.com

The base cards sell for $0.75-$3.00 in the Beckett Marketplace and for similar prices on eBay. Greenberg's autographed card fetches $12-$15 on eBay.

Seth Greenberg SPPhotos of the coach -- signed and unsigned -- are also available on eBay. The VaTech Photo Store also offers a variety of photos of Greenberg.

VT BasketballCollectors can also purchase an official VT replica basketball through the Hokie's online gift shop

Although it requires a bit more filtering, collectors can find programs, used game tickets, and media guides from Greenberg's tenure with Virginia Tech on eBay.

Similar items from the coach's previous employers, and even his playing days during the 1970s at Fairleigh Dickinson University, can no doubt be found by collectors with patience (visit eBay to search on vintage FDU sports memorabilia).

Maccabiah Games LogoAnd, while the July 2013 Maccabiah Games are still a year away, there is bound to be collectibles associated with the event -- including programs, media guides, tickets and other commemorative items.

Do you have any Seth Greenberg memorabilia in your Jewish basketball collection? Do you plan on buying any Maccabiah Games collectibles?

Let JewishSportsCollectibles.com know by commenting below.

Top photo courtesy Hokies Photo Store.