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Gail Goodrich Game-Worn New Orleans Jazz Jersey 1976-77
Current bid: $483.15
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Gail Goodrich Jr. is an American retired professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is best known for scoring a then-record 42 points for UCLA in the 1965 NCAA championship game vs. Michigan, and his part in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 1971–72 season. During that season the team won a still-record 33 consecutive games, posted what was at the time the best regular season record in NBA history, and also won the franchise’s first NBA championship since relocating to Los Angeles. Goodrich was the leading scorer on that team. He was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996.
On August 6, 1976, Goodrich signed a three-year contract, reportedly worth $1.4 million, with the New Orleans Jazz, where he teamed in the backcourt with Pete Maravich.
Welcome to the auction block is this authentic Gail Goodrich game worn purple road jersey (#25) from his first season with the team 1976-77. He played for the Jazz between 1976-79. Prior to Goodrich, only two guys wore #25 in the inaugural season, namely Bernie Fryer and Jim Barnett. However, they only wore it for a portion of the season (partially). That inaugural season only vinyl numbers were used unlike this one where the numbers are screened on hence it could have only been worn by the HOFer, Goodrich.
New Orleans Jazz game-used memorabilia is truly a holy grail. In provenance, the jersey is intricately tied to the New Orleans Jazz team right before they moved to Utah.
The front features the classic Jazz logo and Goodrich’s jersey #25 screen on in white.A double Sand-Knit tag is sewn on the left front tail. The top is the exclusive tag for New Orleans and the bottom showcases the proper [size] 42. To highlight the team’s colors, green and yellow ribbing is around the arms and neck openings.
Overall, it shows tremendous wear most notably in the tagging and in the woven neck/arm trim. The back shows moderate use on the #25 and the name on the back (commonly referred to as NOB) has been removed which was customary for the team to do. The name would have been arched on the verso and there are only slight remnants remaining from where it would’ve been.
This jersey is a tremendous fresh-to-market holy grail jersey that would help complete a top tier NBA HOF game used a collection. Important to note, there are just no Goodrich jerseys available on the market and this one is a very rare glimpse in availability. Take advantage of this opportunity from a fantastic team source.
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