After the Warriors’ Wilt Chamberlain set the record for points in a game — an NBA record that still stands and might never be broken — Ron Pollack ran his father’s game stories to Western Union to be transmitted to the Associated Press, the Inquirer and the United Press International. And he grabbed a program from the game — it advertised game tickets for $2.50 — and years later had Chamberlain sign it for his son. Chamberlain did, and it remains one of few known mementos from the game.
Another is the picture Harvey Pollack orchestrated. After the game, Pollack stuffed the game ball into Chamberlain’s bag and scribbled “100” on a piece of paper. He had Associated Press photographer Paul Vathis take a picture of Chamberlain sitting on a stool holding the paper to commemorate the accomplishment.