Jerseys from this year’s Finals are already beginning to arrive at NBA Auctions and one that’s expected to deliver at least a strong five-figure price is the familiar number 30 home model donned by Steph Curry.
The two-time MVP’s jersey hit the block over the weekend. The white jersey, a Size 46 with four inches extra length, carries the NBA Finals logo on the back above Curry’s name. Tagged in the locker room, it’s registered into the NBA and MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program.
Curry played 46 minutes of the Warriors’ 124-114 overtime win over Cleveland in Game 1 at Oracle Arena last Thursday. He scored 29 points including a 38-foot three-pointer just before the halftime buzzer that erased an 11-point Cleveland deficit. Curry also dished out nine assists and grabbed six rebounds.
Last year, Curry’s Game 1 jersey sold for over $25,000 while a Game 3 shirt soared to $135,060. His jersey from this season’s All-Star Game went for just over $40,000.
With 2018 marking the club’s fourth straight NBA Finals appearance—all against the Cavs–, collectors have had several chances to own Curry NBA Finals jerseys. Reaching the best of seven championship round never gets old, though, according to Curry.
“I soak up every bit of it,” he said after Game 1. “It’s the Finals experience. It’s part of my nature just to enjoy every moment that you get. I can pretty much go back and recount everything in 2015, every game, 2016, every game, last year, and this one falls right in line with that type of feeling.
“Yeah, it’s fun, man. I’m sitting on the bench before the game starts, and you look around, and it’s like, ‘We’re playing in the NBA Finals.’ That should never lose its spark. That should never be – you never should wake up and be like, ‘Oh, I’ve got another game, it’s just the Finals, ho-hum’.”
Bidding continues through June 21 at NBAAuctions.com.