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    1981 Artis Gilmore Game Worn & Signed Chicago Bulls/San Antonio Spurs Sneakers with "Swoosh Modification".

    Update: Getty Images 145139244 shows Gilmore wearing this style of shoe.


    The Hall of Famer's white leather Nike's report "Artis" stamped on the back ankles in Bulls' red, size "18" stamped inside in red, and proper tagging/coding. The left shoe displays a vintage black ballpoint autograph, while both the left and right bear later blue sharpie signatures with "#53" notations. Best of all, the red Nike Swoosh's were painted over in black when The A Train was traded from Chicago to San Antonio before the 1981-82 season. (Artis either loved these kicks to death and didn't want to part with them or the Spurs were too cheap to spring for a new pair).

    As such, Gilmore wore these exemplars during his last season with the Bulls in 1981-82 (when he posted 18.5 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.7 blocks, a league-leading .652 field goal percentage, and was named an All-Star) and his first season with the Spurs in 1982-83 (when he posted 18.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.3 blocks, a league-leading .626 field goal percentage, and was named an All-Star). The sneakers exhibit nice wear but remain in fabulous condition. For the style-match from the 1980-81 season, see Getty Images 487455086.

    In his two years at Jacksonville University, Gilmore led the Dolphins to a 49-6 record, the 1971 NCAA championship game, was a two-time All-American, became one of five college players to average twenty points and twenty rebounds over their career, and compiled the highest career rebounds per game average (22.7) in NCAA history. He also holds the highest career rebounds per game average (17.07) in ABA history and retired with the highest field goal percentage (.600) in NBA history. LOA from Heritage Auctions. Pre-Certified by PSA/DNA.


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