1974-76 Maurice Lucas Spirits of St. Louis ABA Warmup Shoo...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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Description1974-76 Maurice Lucas Spirits of St. Louis ABA Warmup Shooting Jacket.
What had begun as a thorn in the side of the entrenched National Basketball Association became, in many ways, its salvation, as the ABA brought its popular, high-flying flash along with it as it was absorbed in the 1976 merger. We see evidence of the fun-loving character of the defunct league in this sharp warmup jacket, worn during its final two years.
Silver outlining surrounds the intricate collar of the shooting shirt, sleeve ends and tail to offset the blazing orange knit body. The reverse announces "Spirits of St. Louis" above an image of a plane in two-color formation and built-in silver sparkle cloth material. The inner button path has a "Rawlings size 44" label sewn in, "20" written in vintage black marker and a "4" Longer" cloth swatch. Maurice Lucas was the only man to assume that number during the team's two-year existence. Great use shown throughout. LOA from Heritage Auctions.
Guide Value or Estimate: $6,000 - up.
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