Our friends at Grey Flannel Auctions have a new catalog of excellent items, including the two amazing 76ers warm-up tops shown above. The blue one was worn by Dr. J during the 1976-77 season, and the white one was worn by Shaler Halimon in 1968-69. Sensational stuff!
This latest catalog features a lot of NBA stuff, along with a smattering of items from other sports. Here are some that caught my eye:
- As far as I’m concerned, the early-’70s Knicks had the best vertically arched NOBs lettering of any team in any sport. The small cap on Dave DeBusschere’s NOB is the cherry on top.
- Speaking of small caps, the kerning on the raised “c” in Kevin McHale’s NOB looks a little off here — a bit too close to the “M” and too far from the “H.”
- Probably no basketball player has ever been as famous for his socks as Pete Maravich, so it’s pretty awesome that there’s actually an auction for a pair of his game-used droopy socks. (If you’re into more traditional items, you can also bid on two of his game-used Jazz uniforms here and here.)
- Holy moly, look at this crazy 1970s Utah Stars warm-up top! Now that’s garish.
- This is interesting: There’s a 1986-87 Kareem Lakers warm-up jacket with no hyphen on the NOB, and an early-’80s jersey that does have the hyphen.
- Here’s something you won’t often see: a Phoenix Suns scooter!
- Gotta like these ticket stubs from the 1976 NBA Finals.
- Shifting from the hardcourt to the ice, this 1949-50 Red Wings jersey, worn by Sid Abel, is the bomb.
- I love the endearingly amateurish-looking crest on this 1991 Oshawa Generals jersey, worn by Eric Lindros. Great striping, too.
- Speaking of striping, check out the sleeve stripes on this 1945 Army college football jersey. Simple but very effective.
- If you think a crop-top football jersey looks weird on the field, it looks even weirder by itself, as seen in this Charles White 1977 USC jersey and this Gino Torretta 1990 Miami jersey.
- Oh baby, sign me up for this 1960s Steelers “Batman” jersey!
- Although I hate the Bronx Bombers, I have to admit that I really like this pair of 1956 Yankees cufflinks.
- Check out the absurdly short sleeves on this 1956 Dodgers jersey, worn by Gil Hodges. It’s practically a vest! Sure enough, Gil wore his sleeves very short in those days, but this jersey really takes it to an extreme.
Want to see more? You can click through the entire auction catalog here.