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    1972-74 Wil Jones Game Worn Memphis Tams Jersey. The Memphis Tams of the ABA only lasted two seasons, but in that short time period, they proved to be one of the most colorful and bizarre teams in the defunct league. The story begins in 1971, when the squad was referred to as the Memphis Pros, and after a disappointing season the team appeared to be headed to the ABA graveyard. However, Oakland A's famed owner Charles O. Finley came in to save the day.

    The team had a new name, the Tams, which was an acronym for their fan base (Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi). Finley instituted uniforms that would showcase his typical, but gaudy, A's gold and green scheme. The Tams only lasted two seasons, as attendance was less than stellar, as was the team's record. But nevertheless, ABA enthusiasts will never forget the lovable team from down south.

    Offered here is one of the only known original uniforms from the Memphis Tams. Original in every way, the shirt was worn by power forward Wil Jones, and it presents gold and green tackle twill identifiers throughout. Moderate soiling is exhibited on the white fabric, while it presents the proper "Rawlings [size] 44" tag in the tail. One of multiple Tams game-worn pieces in our May catalog auction, this uniform will be sure to stand out in any American Basketball Association collection. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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