Description1972-74 Wil Jones Game Worn Memphis Tams Jersey and Shorts. It's amazing that 40 years after the Memphis Tams first took the American Basketball Association hardwood, their jerseys and equipment have been all but lost to father time. According to our past auction results database, there are no examples of a Tams jersey ever selling, and with the exception of a couple that have ended up in various Halls of Fame, collectors have never had the chance to see what an example from the bizarre ABA club even looked like, let alone had the chance to own one.
Offered here is power forward Wil Jones' knit green jersey and shorts that he wore during the early 1970's in Memphis. Presenting two-color tackle twill identifiers on the front and back, it has the proper "Rawlings [size] 44" tag in the tail. Two small holes are in the fabric, one in front and one in back, but it displays superbly.
The shorts show heavy wear and are undamaged. A "Rawlings [size] 34" tag and "11" swatch is in the interior waist, while their original drawstring remains. A truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the roundball collector who focuses on the rare and significant. LOA from Heritage Auctions.
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2018 November 15-16 Fall Sports Card Catalog Auction