That didn’t take long.
The first game-worn jerseys from the 2020-21 season have reached the marketplace through NBA Auctions and MeiGray. The ongoing partnership brings thousands of game-used goods to market each season, including jerseys, shorts and warmups.
Among the first to hit the block is a jersey worn by Zion Williamson on Opening Night. The popular second year power forward wore the jersey during the New Orleans Pelicans’ 113-99 victory over the Toronto Raptors on December 23 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL, where the Raptors are playing their home games.
Williamson recorded a Double-Double that night, scoring 15 points with ten rebounds in 29 minutes.
The jersey is a size 52 with six inches extra length. Like all of the game jerseys sold through the partnership, it’s registered into the NBA and MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program.
Last year, Williamson’s jersey worn in his NBA regular season debut sold for over $80,000. A City Edition jersey netted over $42,000.
Jerseys worn by Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and other members of the Pelicans, along with Opening Night gamers from the L.A. Clippers, Orlando Magic, Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons are also listed.
Bidding opened Thursday and will run through January 21 at Auctions.NBA.com.