Why this piece of paper is worth $140000

It’s regarded as the greatest individual game of all time.

Wilt Chamberlain set eight NBA records in this game alone, when he guided the then Philadelphia Warriors to a 169-147 win over the New York Knicks in 1962.

Chamberlain dropped 100 points on the Knicks that day, in front of a crowd of roughly 4000 people.

Physical memorabilia from that game is exceedingly rare.

No film of the game exists, and the only audio of it is a recording of the radio call, which was recorded by a broadcasting student form the University of Massachusetts.

Even the game ball had its authenticity brought into question after it sold for more than $500,000 in 2000.

The only image of the game is the iconic picture of Chamberlain himself, holding a piece of paper with ‘100’ written on it, captured by photographer Paul Vathis.

What could be one of the few legitimate pieces of memorabilia from that game is soon to go to auction – the handwritten scorecard.

The scorecard from Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game in 1962.

That benchmark is one most NBA pundits agree will never be beaten.

The eight records Chamberlain set in the game still stand, 57 years later.

The scorecard originated from Toby DeLuca, who was keeping game stats for radio announcer Bill Campbell.

It was passed on to a close friend of DeLuca’s, Steve Smith, after his death in 2011.

Smith told The Action Network’s Darren Rovell DeLuca’s wife Ella had told him to select any item from her late husband’s study.

“I hesitated but knew immediately that the score sheet was it,” Smith said.

“I explained it was difficult and that it had great value, but Ella insisted.”

Smith has now decided to put the scorecard up for auction, to prevent his children from fighting over it.