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    1986 Len Bias Draft Day Worn Suit & Presentational Celtics Gear from the Len Bias Collection. The most heart-wrenching lot in the historic Len Bias Collection appears here, a selection of garments that will be instantly recognizable to those who followed the historic 1986 NBA draft, and then the endless televised replays of the jubilant Bias accepting his new role as a Celtic that ran following his tragic death. Perhaps most notable is the number "30" home white jersey with "Celtics" on the chest and "Bias" spanning the shoulders, the very style that Len should have worn during his inaugural season. Sadly, this would be the only Bias Celtics jersey ever made. "Medalist Exclusivity" and "Sand Knit [size] 44" labels are in the tail. As Bias posed for photographers with this jersey, he wore the presented green Boston Celtics cap on his head, with the adjustable band on verso still as it was left, and even some nervous sweat-staining in the white headband. Finally, we have the suit and tie that Bias wore on what was the happiest day of his life, two days before his last. The size "56L" Italian made single-breasted jacket by "Lubiam" is the height of 1980's style, with matching pants included. A handkerchief in the breast pocket matches perfectly the black tie with swipes of color creating an attractive design. Finally, we have Bias' personal pass to the event, reading "1986 NBA Draft, Tuesday June 17, 1986, Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden, New York." Photo match to your heart's content--you will have no trouble finding dozens of images of all of these pieces with the smiling young Maryland superstar.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2005
    29th Saturday
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