Pictured here is a basketball signed by the 1988 title team, outlined by a Kansan and championship shirt reprint (sadly, my original shirt was worn so often that the CDC whisked it away for quarantine in a biocontainment level four facility).
Shown in the picture are Danny Manning’s and Jeff Gueldner’s autographs, but most of the team & coaches’ signatures are on the ball (includng Larry Brown, Milt Newton, Chris Piper, Kevin Pritchard, Clint Normore, Scooter Berry, Archie Marshall, etc).
The only high-profile member of the championship squad that didn’t sign the ball? Detroit Greyhound driver Jimmy Dunlap who was flown by the superstitious Brown to ferry the team in KC. KU BALLS will remain ever-vigilant in its attempt to secure artifacts related to this Jayhawk legend.