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1979 Bob Lanier Game-Worn Pistons Uniform

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1979 Bob Lanier Game-Worn Pistons Uniform

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Unfairly, Bob Lanier is best remembered for his mammoth feet and bullying lane tactics. But to true roundball aficionados, Lanier was also a legendary force in the paint as he averaged 20.1 points and 10.1 rebounds a contest over a 14-year span.

When with the Pistons in 1979, Lanier, and his 6′ 11″, 280 lb. frame, put tremendous use into this size “48” jersey. Exceptional wear is displayed with heavy puckering and fraying on the two-color tackle twill identifiers. White/blue/white braiding graces the neckline and shoulder yokes. The same color combination is delivered on the overly wide side panels, and the mesh garment has a Medalist Sand Knit size tag glue-affixed in the tail as its lone label designator.

Also included are a pair of his matching Pistons (game-worn) shorts. Sewn in the waistline are three labels: Pistons exclusivity (Sand Knit), size “36”, and “8” (factory code) swatch.

Of particular note is this uniform’s styling. The ’60s/early-’70s blue-and-white Pistons unis were distinct in their elongated, thin-font style which identified city name, team nickname, and player NOB; the trim was always elaborate, but characterized by multiple, narrowly defined lines. The club’s abrupt departure, in the mid-’70s, to a futuristic mesh/screened-on look with a funky font and rocket bolt logo motif was short-lived, yielding to this exceptionally simple style featuring, for the first time, red road jersey/trunks. The city name and NOB were reduced from 4 (or 5) inches to 2-1/2 inches, the identifiers returned to two-color sewn-on tackle twill and the style was heralded as a savior…unfortunately a year later, Big Bob had been shipped to Milwaukee where he continued his HOF play and elevated the Bucks to contention. This uniform style? It was shelved in favor of one of the most aesthetically barren unis of the ’80s’ NBA which, undeservedly, received a lot of spotlight in the Isiah-Laimbeer-Rodman Bad Boys era. Savor this Lanier while you can, an extremely rare, complete uniform of one of the NBA’s great big men – with killer wear to boot!

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Auction End: 15-Jan-08  Post Views: 2499

$500.00  Price; $0.00 – $0.00




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