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    1977 John Johnson Pre-Season Game Worn Boston Celtics Jersey. The curious case of John Johnson and the Celtics goes like this. Johnson a was a two-time All-Star who was traded from Houston to Boston on June 9, 1977. After playing the entire pre-season with the men in green, JJ was shipped back to the Rockets on October 18th, the day before the start of the 1977-78 season, because of an unknown no-cut clause and deferred compensation. Then, four days later, the Rockets shipped him off to Seattle where he became the starting small forward on a Sonics team that made two straight Finals, winning it all in 1979.

    Now remember, this was during the Celtics lean years before the arrival of Bird. Perhaps JJ could have changed the tide in Boston and maybe put them over the top in 1980. Just maybe.

    JJ's road Kelly green knit jersey offered here sports sewn-on white tackle twill identifiers, green/white trim, and proper Sand-Knit Medalist hybrid tagging for exclusivity and size. This exemplar exhibits sweet wear from the 1977 pre-season. Also, it's interesting to note that JJ was the last player to wear "32" for Boston until Kevin McHale trademarked the number. LOA from Sports Investors Authentication. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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