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    Larry Bird 1979-80 Game Worn Rookie Sneakers In serious game-used basketball memorabilia collecting, game-used equipment from this King of 1980's basketball is essential. And though it became clear very early that we were witnessing true greatness in the form of this 6'9" kid from Indiana, very few relics from that Rookie of the Year season have survived to see the modern auction block. Thankfully, we are able to offer this rare exception. These size thirteen and a half Converse All-Stars, in Celtics green, were originally sourced from Larry's close friend Lane Foreman, and include an 11-year-old letter of authenticity from their original sale in a reputable New York City auction house to that effect. The shoes show fantastic wear, and match perfectly to photographs of Bird on the court during that historic first season. We are certain that the winning bidder would be able to score some big points with the Basketball Hall of Fame were he to lend or donate these sneakers for display, as they certainly would be a welcome addition to the collection. LOA from Dan Knoll, Dave Bushing & Lou Lampson/SCD Authentic.

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    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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