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    Circa 1983 Terry Tyler Game Worn Detroit Pistons Sneakers with Stenciled Name. For a stretch during the 1980's, Converse had most of the NBA's top talent under contract, including Julius Erving, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Bernard King, Kevin McHale, Isiah Thomas, and Mark Aguirre. In the early part of the decade, as a way of linking the stars with the brand, Converse started stenciling player names, next to the "star and chevron" logo, on their player exclusive models.

    Fans of the 1980's NBA will remember Terry Tyler as a powerful built, high-flying forward. He was a member of both the 1978-79 NBA All-Rookie First Team and a contestant in the 1986 Slam Dunk contest. His acrobatics, showmanship, and reputation as a crowd pleaser, during his tenure with the Detroit Pistons, impressed enough people to earn him a personalized issue from Converse.

    Tyler's game worn Converse All-Stars presented here feature white leather uppers with the star, chevron, and heel logo, all sewn-on in red leather. "Terry Tyler" is stamped on the sides of each shoe in a red block font. Also, the "Converse All-Star" manufacturer's label appears on the exterior tongues, while a "15" size tag and original insoles are seen inside. The sneakers show wear but remain in immaculate condition. Representative of an important chapter in the evolution of basketball footwear and worthy of any period sneaker collection. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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    May, 2019
    16th-17th Thursday-Friday
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