Collector’s note: When collecting Indiana basketball programs and tickets, I’ve always wanted to focus on collecting key games as a priority. To other IU collectors I’ve encountered over the years, this is a similar goal. Whether it would be Calbert Cheaney’s Big Ten scoring record, Walt Bellamy’s single-game rebounding record, or Steve Downing’s monster game of 47 points and 25 rebounds against Kentucky, there are countless examples of great game programs and tickets to seek out.
Jimmy Rayl’s two 56-point performances are no exception. Occasionally, programs to the 1962 Minnesota at Indiana and 1963 Michigan State at Indiana games will come up for sale. However, ticket stubs to either game are quite rare. I have only encountered two other examples from the 1962 Minnesota game, and have never seen any from the 1963 Michigan State contest. [Read more…] about Revisiting Jimmy Rayl’s 56-Point Performances