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    1987-88 Larry Bird Game Worn Jersey. Perhaps it's the strong Irish Catholic history of Boston that makes it such a great sports town. The fans have such genuine faith. They understand and accept suffering (e.g., Boston Red Sox). And finally, when one of their athletes proves himself worthy, they know all about worship. Such is certainly the case with a big, awkward-looking kid from Indiana, who proved season after season on the Boston Garden hardwood that he was anything but awkward, carving himself a place in NBA history and in the hearts of millions of New Englanders. This white cheesecloth gamer will be instantly recognizable to even the most marginal of basketball fans. Who could possibly forget the double threes on the chest that announced the arrival of the six-foot nine superstar? "Celtics" arches above in green tackle twill, giving way to "Bird 33" on the back. Descending to the front tail, we find complete and correct tagging: "Designed and Tailored Exclusively for the Boston Celtics, 87, 2" LB" and "Sand-Knit [size] 46." The 1987-88 season saw the Celtics make it all the way to the NBA Finals, where their cause was derailed by Magic, Kareem and the rest of the Los Angeles Lakers. The jersey, dating from yet another fantastic season for Larry, was initially acquired from a team source. Light wear. LOA from Lou Lampson. LOA from James Spence Authentication. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    May, 2007
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