He’s widely considered the greatest shooter in the history of the NBA and Thursday night, he began the quest for a second NBA championship. Eight years ago this summer, though, he was just a rookie giving the Golden State Warriors a first glimpse of their future.
Steph Curry donned a special Warriors NBA Summer League jersey for the first time on the night of July 10, 2009 in Las Vegas. It wasn’t exactly considered high-profile memorabilia at the time but this summer, that first professional jersey could fetch $20,000 or more when it’s sold by Heritage Auctions in their Summer Platinum Night event.
Authenticated and photo-matched by MeiGray, the reversible style #30 jersey was manufactured by Adidas.
After declaring for the draft following his junior year at Davidson, Curry was the seventh player taken in the NBA Draft and had recently signed a $12.7 million, four-year rookie contract with Golden State.
He’d finish second in the Rookie of the Year voting, then suffer a string of injuries but eventually blossomed into a two-time MVP who set new single-season record for three pointers made in 2014, 2015 and again in 2016 when he drained 402.
The jersey auction will be part of a two-night auction event in Dallas August 19 and 20.