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    2003-04 Lebron James Game Worn Rookie Jersey. History may prove this to be one of the most important basketball artifacts in existence, and so far the odds look good that that will indeed be the case. Never in the history of the game has there been such tremendous hype over an incoming rookie, in this case a teenaged kid so phenomenally gifted that his high school games were sometimes televised nationally. And when time came to suit up in this red mesh gamer for the Cleveland Cavaliers, James did not disappoint, topping some tough competition for the title of Rookie of the Year before his twentieth birthday. This absolutely essential jersey offers the flashy "Cleveland 23" in white tackle twill with gold stitching on the chest, and a similar "James 23" on verso. The proper "Reebok" label is found in the tail, marked with the logos of the NBA and the Cavs, with flap tags affixed reading "2003-2004" and "50 2LB." A nice degree of wear is particularly evident in the sweat-curling of the tags, if not elsewhere in the jersey. This light wear is the rule rather than the exception in James gamers, however, as the demand for his shirts was tremendous and he changed them often. As such, you won't find a stronger example of what is almost certain to be the most noteworthy rookie jersey of the decade, one which Springfield may well come calling for someday. LOA from Lou Lampson.

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