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    1980-81 Kevin McHale Game Worn Boston Celtics Rookie Uniform. The power forward/center out of Minnesota was the third overall pick in the 1980 NBA draft, quickly proving his value to a franchise he represented for fifteen seasons, and instrumental in three NBA Championships during this partnership. Presented is a very early home white cheesecloth uniform sourced with the included shorts from the 1980/81 season. All details are correct for 1980/81 Celtics jerseys. "Medalist Sand-Knit" washing instructions label with size "46" flap at left and computer generated "42" lot code swatch beside it. "Celtics 32" is applied to jersey front in classic green tackle twill, with "McHale 32" on verso, the small "c" perfectly matching other known authenticated examples.

    Matching shorts hold a distinctive "NBA 35th Anniversary" patch on right leg, attributing them to McHale's rookie 1980-81 season, with "Medalist Sand-Knit [size] 36" and Exclusivity labels at interior waistband, the latter bearing a vintage "32" markered notation. Both pieces exhibit solid wear, and the jersey some scattered staining that is not particularly distracting and must be forgiven in light of the tremendous importance and rarity of the ensemble. You'll only see a number "32" Celtics jersey in the rafters from now on, as the team properly retired the digits in 1994. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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