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    Circa 1970 Bill Melchionni New York Nets Game Worn Jersey - LOA from Al Trautwig. Wherever Bill Melchionni went, winning seemed to follow. The point guard served in a backup role early in his career and helped Wilt Chamberlain finally secure the coveted NBA title he so richly fought for. Following his stint in Philly, Melchionni bolted to the ABA and was instrumental in the success of the Nets. A three-time champion, Melchionni was a stabilizing force. Style and substance are left uncompromised with this game-worn Nets pullover. This top is sourced from former Nets ball boy Al Trautwig. Of course, Trautwig would enjoy success as a broadcaster and still is behind the microphone today. Constructed out of cheesecloth material, the white pullover boldly proclaims "Nets 25" on front and "Melchionni 25" on the reverse. The NOB is in 2" font, unique to the team. Season-long wear is shown on the pullover with heavy puckering on the identifiers. Red/white/blue ribbed piping surrounds the neck, shoulders and down the sides. This beauty screams patriotism. Three labels appear in the tail: Rawlings size, undecipherable blank swatch (most likely indicating added length) and washing instructions. Letter of provenance from Al Trautwig. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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