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 $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.
Upper Deck will be selling products with a ‘Back to Back’ logo and James’ autograph through its online store.
Upper Deck also announced release dates for some of its upcoming products this week. Here’s what’s coming out when:
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
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.