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    1987-88 Larry Bird Game Worn & Signed Boston Celtics Jersey, MEARS A10. There was no bigger basketball star on the planet than this man as he suited up in the presented garment at the tail end of one of the greatest three-season runs in NBA history. Between 1984 and 1986, Bird had claimed all three NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, and a Playoff Finals MVP Award for each of his two NBA Championship rings (1984 and 1986). The 1986 Celtics are commonly cited among the greatest teams ever assembled, with celebrated sportswriters Peter May and Bill Simmons ranking them number one.

    Though this next Celtics edition would see their playoff run end in the Eastern Conference Finals, the 1987-88 season would provide Bird with his career-best average of 29.9 points per game. Bird would also found the "50-40-90 Club" this season, a brotherhood of elite marksmen who have reached those shooting percentages for field goals, three-pointers and free throws respectively. Only seven players have joined since.

    This road green knit is the most recognizable basketball garment of the decade, with bold double-threes underscoring "Celtics" on the chest and "Bird" on the back in white tackle twill. NBA logo patch adorns upper left chest. Proper dual "Sand-Knit" labeling appears at lower left exterior tail, reporting Celtics exclusivity and size "46." An embroidered "87" swatch is affixed to the left. Fine wear is exhibited throughout, and a bold and massive black sharpie signature spans the numerals on the chest. LOA from MEARS, A10. LOA from Heritage Auctions. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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