Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Believed to have been worn during White's most productive scoring season of 1971-72!

    Early to Mid-1970's Jo Jo White Game Worn Boston Celtics Jersey. A spectacular collegiate career at Kansas, followed by a Gold Medal performance in the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, earned White a first-round selection in the 1969 NBA draft despite his two-year military commitment. An elite athlete who had also been drafted by the Dallas Cowboys and the Cincinnati Reds, White was just what the Celtics needed after losing legendary center Bill Russell and veteran shooting guard Sam Jones to retirement. Coach Red Auerbach was able to secure a reduction in White's required military service and the superstar point guard began eleven seasons of service to the Celtics cause that year, joining veteran John Havlicek to form the cornerstone of two NBA Championship teams (1973-74 and 1975-76).

    The size 42 "Medalist-Sand Knit" labeling style, denoting Celtics team exclusivity, assigns the garment to the first half of White's time at the Garden, with a handwritten "71-2" here apparently targeting vintage to the most productive point-scoring campaign of his career, his 1,825 tally over two hundred points better than his second-best output the following season. Boston would climb as high as the NBA Eastern Conference Finals in 1971-72, where they would fall to the New York Knicks.

    The classic, understated design supplies a green tackle twill "Celtics 10" on the chest of the home white knit gamer, balanced by "White 10" on reverse. Solid wear is evident from (probably) White's third NBA season, with no staining or other damage to note. It's a picture-perfect representation, and a rare opportunity to own a genuine gamer bearing digits long since retired by the Celtics franchise. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2014
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 870

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for your expertise, guidance through the auction process and for getting them top dollar for the cards.
    Mark F.,
    Rochester, NY
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 October 18-19 Fall Sports Memorabilia Catalog Auction
    2018 October 18-19 Fall Sports Memorabilia Catalog Auction
    REALIZED $3,342,336