MeiGray’s deal with the NBA worked out nicely when LeBron James and the Cavs reached last season’s Finals. The jersey he wore in Game 3 sold this week for over $25,000.
The home white NBA Finals jersey worn by LeBron James in the Cavaliers’ 75-72 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on June 12, 2007 was sold last Tuesday in an online auction for $25,520.
“It is evidence of the fact that true NBA game-worn jersey collectors demand, and are willing to pay for, legitimately authenticated game-worn items from the game’s greatest players and greatest moments,” said MeiGray COO Barry Meisel, whose program uses individually serial-numbered, counterfeit-proof security tags to help authenticate every jersey.
MeiGray began its foray into NBA gamers with the Dallas Mavericks and Memphis Grizzlies and has since expanded the program to include items from the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Sunds, Washington Wizards and Seattle Sonics.
The special events game-worn program has given the company jerseys from Europe Live ’07 and China Games ’07 via auction at auction.nba.com. The specially designed sets of jersey worn in Europe Live ’07 include items from the Boston Celtics including Kevin Garnett’s first game jersey worn as a Celtic, Toronto Raptors, Minnesota Timberwolves, Memphis Grizzlies. The China Games ’07 gamers include those worn by the Cavaliers and Orlando Magic.
Every item offered by NBA and MeiGray is authenticated and registered into the NBA Authentication Program Database. Every item is unconditionally guaranteed for life to be game-worn or game-used.