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    NBA MVP season gamer with Lakers team letter, multiple photo matches!

    1988-89 Earvin "Magic" Johnson Game Worn Los Angeles Lakers Jersey, MEARS A10. Magic claimed his second of three NBA Most Valuable Player Awards the season he suited up in this classic yellow mesh beauty. It's one of the finest Johnson representations ever made available for public sale, earning the top assessment from the experts at MEARS due to its solid game wear and ironclad provenance.

    The latter is supplied in multiple formats, beginning with a 1990 letter from the Lakers' assistant public relations director, who confirms, "The Magic Johnson jersey sent to you by Dr. Jerry Buss is indeed authentic and worn by Magic, himself, in several Laker games." Arguably even more compelling are multiple photographic images of Johnson wearing the jersey, unimpeachable evidence based upon the relation of mesh holes to the tackle twill identifiers affixed to the jersey's surface.

    The design of the yellow mesh home model is classic and instantly recognizable, with "Lakers 32" applied in its distinctive style to the chest, and "Johnson 32" similarly affixed to reverse. Lower left front tail provides the proper labeling: "MacGregor Sand-Knit [size] 42" and Lakers exclusivity tags beside embroidered swatches reporting "88" vintage and a "2" LB" tailoring modifier. Both front and back of the garment are signed in 9/10 or better sharpie, in black and silver respectively. LOA from MEARS, A10. LOA from Heritage Auctions. LOA from Basketball HOF Auction. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication. Letter of provenance from Los Angeles Lakers.






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    Auction Dates
    February, 2015
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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