Signed Photo Of 1963 Celtics Meeting John F. Kennedy Up For Auction (Photo)


Sitting presidents have been welcoming championship teams to the White House regularly since Ronald Reagan’s administration, but even before that, the commander in chief occasionally got to rub elbows with a few sports superstars.

In the case of the 1963 Boston Celtics, a native Bostonian inhabiting the oval office made a presidential visit a no-brainer. Brookline-born John F. Kennedy held office at that time, and he took advantage of it to welcome in his home team after the Celtics’ fifth straight title.

A photo of the moment, signed by everyone in attendance — including Kennedy — is up for auction at Lelands. The high bid as of Wednesday afternoon was more than $1,100.

JFK Celtics

If any diehard Celtics fans miss out on this photo, fear not. In a little more than a week, they can bid on a 1974 Celtics championship ring.

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