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1987-88 Larry Bird Boston Celtics Game-Used Road Jersey
Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $4,060.00
Presented is an outstanding Boston Celtics road jersey worn by Hall of Fame great Larry Bird during the 1987/1988 basketball season. This jersey is accompanied by provenance directly from the Boston Celtics organization. The green knit jersey is lettered "Celtics" across the front and features the number "33" on both the front and reverse. "Bird" is lettered on the reverse above the number. All letters and numerals are appliquéd in white tackle twill. Located on the left front tail are a "Sand-Knit 46" label; a Sand-Knit exclusive label (reading in part: "Designed & Tailored Exclusively for the Boston Celtics"); an "87" year tag; and an additional tag reading "2 inch LB" (denoting two extra body inches). The official NBA patch appears on the upper left front breast. Original and unaltered, the jersey displays light wear throughout. It is accompanied by a signed letter from Boston Celtics representative Todd Rosensweig, then vice-president of Marketing and Communications for the Boston Celtics, in which he verifies that "this Boston Celtics uniform is one worn by Larry Bird during the 1987-88 NBA season." It is extremely rare to find any authentic Larry Bird game-used jersey, let alone an example accompanied by such a significant provenance. Larry Bird entered the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992 with one of the strongest resumes in recent history. Included among his many accomplishments and honors are three consecutive MVP Awards (1984-86), the Rookie of the Year Award (1980), twelve NBA All-Star Game selections, nine All-NBA First Team selections, 21,791 career points and selection to the NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1996). He also led the Celtics to three World Championships and five Eastern Conference Championships over the course of his thirteen-year career. The 1987/1988 season represented another banner year for "Larry Legend" as he averaged a career high 29.9 points per game in leading the club to a 57-25 record and a first place finish in the Atlantic Division. This is an outstanding Hall of Fame game jersey worn by one of the game's legendary stars. Graded A10 by Mears. LOA from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000. SOLD FOR $4,060.00
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