Need New Furniture? Buy Chicago Bulls Star Scottie Pippen's

Thousands expected to come clean out NBA champ's former mansion this weekend.

The indoor basketball court isn't the only thing Scottie Pippen left behind when he sold his 21-room Highland Park mansion in 1996.

The retired Chicago Bulls forward left rooms filled with furniture and art for the 13,000-square-foot home's new owners, in addition to t-shirts, basketballs and other Bulls memorabilia signed by players like Michael Jordan and Pippen himself.

This weekend, Sheryl Rue-Borden hopes to sell all of it.

"It's a big job, this is the biggest one I've ever done," said Sheryl Rue-Borden, a Prudential Rubloff real estate agent who's organizing the estate sale at the 2320 Shady Lane property. "I'm thinking of doing a map."

Pippen, who custom-built the house in 1994, sold it two years later to a couple that recently died. The couple's children reached out to Rue-Borden to organize the estate sale.

"I only do estate sales for those that have lost a loved one or for seniors," Rue-Borden said. "That's my niche."

Rue-Borden has spent the last week emptying cabinets and sorting objects to prepare for the sale. Then she and her staff spent four days pricing. On Saturday and Sunday, she hopes everything goes. After hosting an estate sale in Northbrook weeks ago that brought out hundreds of people, Rue-Borden thinks thousands will turn out for this one. 

"Unless I go to Hollywood, I don't know if I'll be doing another one this size."

The sale includes televisions for $10, plasma televisions for $300, designer bags for $10 and an entire roomful of luggage at prices as low as a couple of bucks. There are long rows of women's suits and gowns in the expansive master bedroom closet that belonged to the owners who bought the house from Pippen. 

"I went through and took 65 bags out of the closet to be donated," Rue-Borden said, to clean up the piles of clothes that weren't hanging up. "Now, It looks like a department store."

In addition to the clothes, art and furniture available in the basement, bedrooms and living rooms, there are also piles of pots and pans available in the kitchen. China is available for $20 a set. There are also '90s relics for sale, like Beanie Babies and Pogs. There's a media room filled stacks of DVDs. The NBA memorabilia that's for sale fills up tables throughout the house.

"There's a lot in this house," Rue-Borden said, "It's a lot we've got to get rid of."

The sale begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday morning and goes until 5 p.m. both days. According to Rue-Borden, customers will be allowed in 25 at a time for 15 minutes. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

Click "View Gallery" beneath the photo to the right to watch an audio-slideshow tour of the 21-room mansion located at 2320 Shady Lane.

John C March 18, 2011 at 10:39 PM
No (Tippin Pippen) heard this cat dont tip.
Jim C March 19, 2011 at 05:37 PM
Very disappointed. The promised memorabilia was not there at this sale. I was there at 7AM and was in the first group of 25 people let in. There was not any memorabilia in this home that Scottie Pippen left behind. It was just the previous owners left. Sure, there were 2-3 crappy framed Scottie Pippen autographed jerseys, but these were not Scottie Pippen's jerseys. Scottie doesn't own $25.00 retail jerseys, sign them, frame them and put them in his home. Scottie Pippen would have unsigned game used jerseys in his home, but the agent for this event used the fact that Scottie Pippen liven in this home from 1994-1996 to trick people to believe there were his original items for sale at this estate sale. There was nothing there that Scottie Pippen ever owned. He didn't keep cards of himself and Michael Jordan that are now worthless that the seller is asking as much as $30.00 for. Do not get tricked into going to this sale. The real estate agent who set this up tricked the public and the press into believing there was memorabilia that Scottie Pippen left in the house which is 100% not true. It is memorabilia that the previous home owners had, but defiantly not a single item that Scottie Pippen mysteriously left in the house. A very bad tactic by this agent to trick people to waste the time to come to her overpriced event. A lady who is a purse expert told me that all the big name brand purses were counterfeit also. Very suspicious.
Jim C March 19, 2011 at 05:39 PM
Also, not a single autographed Michael Jordan item was available in this sale. There was a plate with a facsimile signature of Michael Jordan, but not one Michael Jordan autograph could be found.
Michael March 19, 2011 at 08:26 PM
A super scam to be sure!
vseaborn March 20, 2011 at 12:53 AM
There was a table in the house that at first glance appeared to be marble...but if you touched it and looked at it, you realized that it was heavy plastic...not even stone. Yet, it was priced for 4,000 dollars because the woman claimed it to be Scottie Pippin's table. No signature....but claims it was in the house when Scottie was. That is the kind of sale it was. One needs to be very wary of what they are buying and looking at. Use common sense. If the table was worth 500.00 I'd be shocked. Therefore, I doubt Pippen would have blown his nose on it....
Debbie March 22, 2011 at 04:21 AM
I knew the owners who bought the home from Pippen and he DEFINITELY did not leave all the sports memorabilia that the sales agent claims ... what a very misleading tactic to try to drum up more sales. It's a beautiful home with beautiful contents, but she shouldn't have made false claims about Jordan, Pippen, or other Bulls sports items included in the sale.


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