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    1975-76 John Roche Game Worn Kentucky Colonels Warm-Up Uniform. A first-round pick in the 1971 NBA draft, Roche instead opted for the rogue ABA, beginning with four seasons representing the New York Nets before being dealt to the Colonels where he was issued this stylish ensemble. Snap-front short-sleeved jacket provides the gorgeous team logo over the heart, complete with the distinctive ABA red, white and blue basketball, giving way to a white and red tackle twill "Kentucky" on reverse. Interior button path holds "Rawlings [size] 40" label with "1" Longer" tailoring tag and embroidered number "11" swatch, Roche's jersey number with the Colonels. A handwritten number "21" on the Rawlings tag suggests secondary usage after Roche left for the Utah Stars in 1975.

    Matching pants report "Rawlings [size] 32" at interior waistband along with a "30" Inseam" label and another embroidered "11" swatch. Pants exhibits some soiling but otherwise the uniform presents marvelously. Similar to all Kentucky Colonels material on offer in this auction, the uniform was purchased by our consignor from the team's head trainer, with his letter of provenance on team letterhead. Letter of provenance from Kentucky Colonels head trainer. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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    November, 2015
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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