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1984-85 Philadelphia 76ers Julius Erving Dr. J. Game-Worn Used, Signed Jersey (76ers Team Letter)Go Back
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Julius Erving with his classic behind-the-backboard reverse layup, seemingly whirly-bird-like spins to the hoop and wondrous dunks made him one of the most dominant centers to ever play the game. In fact, Erving single-handedly helped the Sixers sell out all of their home games in 1986 with the announcement of his retirement. Once In a LifeTime Chance!
Dr. J game-worn 76ers jerseys which wer very similar to this sold for astronimical prices. This jersey is an absolute must have. The story and provenance is joyful and traceable to the jersey’s origins.
This home jersey was worn in Feburary of 1985 by “Dr. J”. The front Wilson manufactuer’s tag shows it is a size 40 with a faded flag tag under it. The front has the SIXERS logo in blue on red tackle-twill. Both the front/back sport his jersey number “6” also in blue on red tackle twill. ERVING is spelled out on the reverse in blue tackle twill above the number. The jersey overall shows great game use with ruckling on the identifiers, faded tagging (from being washed/used) and thread fraying (also on identifiers). Back in 1985, Erving signed the front boldly (unlike his current more condensed penning) with his nickname in black felt tip (“9”).
The highlight of this jersey is that it comes with a team letter from the Sixers dated April 2, 1985. The original owner was a longtime sponsor/contributor to the team. The team letter indicates that this was worn in Feb. of 1985. There were 8 home games during that time period in which it could have been worn in one or all the games (more than likely it was more than one due to the wear): 2/1 Chicago Bulls ; 2/4 Atlanta Hawks; 2/6 Washington Bullets; 2/13 New York Knicks, 2/15 Cleveland Cavaliers; 2/20 Golden State Warriors; 2/22 Detroit Pistons (which was his birthday) and 2/24 Utah Jazz. The only home loss the 76ers had during the month was against the Cavs.