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Notes: LeBron’s Game 3 Jersey Sold, Upper Deck News, Chet Walker Sells HOF Trophy

The same collector who purchased LeBron James’ jersey from Game Two of this year’s NBA Finals also purchased his Game 3 jersey on Thursday night, paying over 2013 NBA Finals LeBron James game jersey$17,000 less than what he did for the home white shirt on Tuesday.

The winning bid for the red #6 shirt through MeiGray and NBA Auctions was $20,020, compared to $37,470 for the Game 2 white edition.

Ray Allen’s Game 3 shirt sold for $6,880 while Tim Duncan’s jersey, worn only in the first half, brought $5,020.

LeBron James signed Back to Back basketballJames has an autograph contract with Upper Deck, one which continues to pay dividends for both.  Another championship means a new product line for the company.

Upper Deck will be selling products with a ‘Back to Back’ logo and James’ autograph through its online store.

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Upper Deck also announced release dates for some of its upcoming products this week.  Here’s what’s coming out when:

RG3 Exquisite 2013 black auto2012 Exquisite Collection Football – July 2

2013 Upper Deck Notre Dame Football – July 2

2013-14 NHL Trilogy – July 16

2013 Goodwin Champions – July 16

2013 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Box Set – July 23

2013-14 NHL O-Pee-Chee – August 6

Basketball Hall of Fame Trophy Chet Walker2013 Upper Deck Team Canada – August 28

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In September, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame gave Chet Walker a trophy to commemorate his induction as part of the class of 2013.  On Thursday night, he sold it.

The 19 ½” high trophy was auctioned via Nate D. Sanders for $34,128.

Nicknamed “The Jet”, the 72-year-old Walker was named to the first ever all-rookie NBA team and won the 1967 NBA Championship as part of Philadelphia 76ers.

After retiring as an athlete Walker authored an autobiography, “Long Time Coming: A Black Athlete’s Coming-Of-Age in America” and was a movie producer.

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