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    1970's Artis Gilmore Game Worn Kentucky Colonels Sneakers and Socks. After leading his Jacksonville Dolphins to the 1970 NCAA Division 1 and becoming the number one rebounder in NCAA Division 1 history, Artis Gilmore burst onto the pro basketball scene choosing the Kentucky Colonels of the ABA over the Chicago Bulls of the NBA. During his five years in the anti-establishment league, Artis was ABA's most dominating center. He was the 1972 ABA Rookie of the Year, 1972 ABA Most Valuable Player, 1974 ABA All-Star Game MVP, 1975 ABA Playoffs MVP, 1975 ABA Champion, a four-time ABA rebounding champ, and a five-time ABA All-Star.

    Here are this Hall of Famer's game worn, size 18 Adidas high-top sneakers from his ABA tenure. They are made of white leather with three blue stripes on each side of each shoe. Manufacturer's label on tongues read: "Adidas Pro Model. Made in France." The inside side of each shoe is stenciled size "18" and "4374 12" which may refer to the year 1974. Sneakers come with their original laces and a pair of Colonels game socks. Shoes show game wear and some minor scuffs/smudges. LOA from the former trainer of the Kentucky Colonels. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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