If you were following the NBA in the 1960s and early 70s or have seen some old pictures, you probably know about the Golden State Warriors jerseys that used the phrase “The City” on the front. This season, the A’s are paying tribute to the city where they actually play—at least for now.
“The Town” jerseys are a tribute to Oakland and have been popular since they first hit the NBA team stores last fall. Now, though, collectors can bid on the real deal.
The NBA Auctions Jersey of the Week is the first “The Town” jersey worn by Steph Curry back on November 25. Bidding is approaching $10,000 with the auction not set to close for a couple of weeks.
Curry scored 27 points in a 110-95 win over New Orleans that night, the first of several nights this season that the Warriors will don their alternate uniforms. The charcoal gray jersey, a Size 46+2 inches extra length, is registered into the NBA and MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program. The date of the game, “11-25-17” is handwritten on the tag.
Jerseys from other Warriors players are also being sold in the same auction.
“The Town” concept dates to the city’s early history when it was home to a forest of oak trees. It was actually incorporated as “The Town” 1852. In the 1990s, Bay Area rappers often referred to Oakland as “the Town” in their lyrics.
Bidding for the jerseys continues through March 1 on the NBA Auctions website.