The Raptors won the series, but bidders preferred Steph Curry to Kawhi Leonard in a recent auction of jerseys from Game 3 of last month’s NBA Finals.
Curry’s jersey—the one he donned while scoring a career playoff high 47 points—sold for $70,027 while the black-colored Statement jersey worn by Leonard netted $50,020. Curry’s jersey from Game 1 also nipped Leonard when they sold last month, $50,620 to $50,100.
NBA Auctions offered more than two dozen shirts worn by both Toronto and Golden State in Game 3 as part of an ongoing sale of game-worn and game-used items. Toronto grabbed the upper hand of the series that night, winning 123-109 in Oakland, en route to the franchise’s first NBA championship.
Toronto’s Game 4 jerseys are now on the block but it wasn’t the only time Leonard wore that particular shirt. The red “North” jersey was also used during the Raptors’ Game 5 win over Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference Finals. Bidding has already topped $25,000 with bidding set to continue through July 18.
In the June 7 contest, Leonard scored a game-high 36 points with game-high totals in rebounds (12) and steals (5), solidifying his grasp on the Finals MVP award, which he was awarded after Toronto won the series. He put on a similar performance while wearing it in the conference finals game, pushing the Raptors to a 3-2 lead after they had dropped the first two games of the series. The red jersey is a size 52 with six inches of extra length.
All of the jerseys are registered into the NBA and MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication program.