Lifelong Collection Started with Bob Pettit Jersey

A San Diego area man has a phenomenal sports collection …but that’s only part of the story.

Jeff Figler’s father had a store for big-and-tall men’s clothing in St. Louis. That was a good way for a kid to meet NBA players. One of his father’s customers was NBA star Bob Pettit. The family ended up with an autographed Pettit All-Star game jersey and thus was born a collector.

Nearly 50 years later, Figler’s collection has grown so much it’s become a tourist attraction, even though it’s not really open to the public…yet.