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Lot Number: 83

Description: Very fine 1991-92 Charles Barkley autographed Philadelphia 76ers professional model jersey and shorts (#32 Magic Johnson Tribute)(MeiGray Photomatch). Red mesh jersey with screened on Sixers insignia across the front above white/blue “32” in tackle twill with “Barkley” lettering on back above matching “32”. Appropriate Champion/76ers Exclusive tagging affixed to the tail front with size “50” and “Body Length +2” indicators. Memorial black armband found attached to left shoulder area. Matching shorts retain “Champion/76ers Exclusive” tagging with “Inseam +2 Rose +1” indicators along with “32” written in vintage black marker. Both jersey and shorts exhibit strong evident use inclusive of ‘puckering’ to tagging/numerals. Signed by Barkley across the front in black sharpie. Important jersey in that Barkley had elected to wear #32 in honor of Magic Johnson during the season in which he declared that he was HIV positive. Although the #32 was retired by the 76ers (Billy Cunningham) permission was granted for Barkley to wear the number during that season as a show of support for Magic Johnson. The jersey has been photomatched by MeiGray to the following games: 1/2/1992 vs. Kings (Barkley scored 31pts); 1/5/1992 vs. Trail Blazers (Barkley scored 21pts); and another image showing Barkley playing NY Knicks in New York either on 1/23/1991 or 4/10/1992. Originally obtained by a collector who received items directly from players and team employees in the period. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph), LOA from Hunt Auctions (jersey) and letter of provenance from the original recipient: EX-MT

Estimated Price Range: ($15,000-$25,000)

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