Jerseys worn by the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors in the first game of the 2019 NBA Finals were up for auction before the tip-off of Game 2.
NBA Auctions is offering 26 Warriors and Raptors jerseys from the May 30 contest, including those donned by Kawhi Leonard and Steph Curry along with a game-used ball and two nets from the opening game in Toronto.
Game 1 marked the first time a Finals game was held outside the United States. The Raptors sent the home crowd happy with an impressive 118-109 win.
Each jersey includes the NBA Finals logo patch above the player’s name on the back and has been registered into the NBA/MeiGray Authentication program.
Bidding for Curry’s jersey rocketed past $11,000 in the first 24 hours of bidding. He scored 34 points for the Warriors and became the first player in NBA history to make 100 three-pointers in the Finals.
Leonard’s white Toronto jersey had surpassed $6,000 as of Monday. He scored 23 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out five assists in the game. Pascal Siakam scored a playoff career-high 32 points to lead the Raptors. Bidding for Siakam’s jersey has already surpassed $1,500.
Bidding will continue through May 31 on the NBA Auctions website.
Jerseys from future games are expected to be offered later this month.