They might not be the first Warriors uniforms you think of, but for those who’ve seen the 1980s NBA, those plain blue and white Golden State jerseys will bring back memories. The defending champions have brought that design out of the archives for regular use during the 2017-18 season and now, the first ‘Classic’ 1980s Warriors throwbacks are on the auction block.
Worn during a road game on October 20 in New Orleans, Steph Curry’s #30 is the NBA Auctions Item of the Week.
Curry wore the jersey during the Warriors’ 128-120 victory during which he played 35 minutes and registered 28 points with 8 assists and 3 rebounds.
The Classic Edition uniform features elements similar to the uniforms worn by the Warriors during the mid 80’s (1983-84 through 1987-88), including a white color base with similar font and logo worn most famously in Sleepy Floyd’s “Superman” playoff performance against the Los Angeles Lakers. On May 10, 1987, Floyd scored 51 points and set NBA postseason records for points in a half (39) and points in a quarter (29).
Curry’s jersey, a Size 46+4 inches extra length, is registered into the NBA and MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program as number GSWW01856. “10-20-2017” is handwritten on the jock tag.
The Warriors will also wear the Classic Edition uniforms for most Friday home games and an additional seven road games, totaling 13 times during the 2017-18 season.
You can check out the auction for Curry’s shirt (current high bid is over $12,000) and other Warriors game-worn 1980s Classics via NBA Auctions.