SCP Auctions November 19th, 2011 Auction


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The 1979 film The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh tells the story of a struggling professional basketball team, The Pittsburgh Pythons, whose continuous losing streak and lack of talent has made them the laughing stock of Pittsburgh. This results in several players asking to go elsewhere in the league, except for the star player Moses Guthrie (played by Julius Erving), mostly because he is the highest paid player on the team and is not liked by the teammates. Sensing that the team really needs a miracle, the team's ball and waterboy Tyrone Millman (James Bond III) decides to turn to his favorite hobby, astrology, as a way to turn around the team's fortunes. He brings his idea to an astrologer named Mona Mondieu (Stockard Channing), and they come up with the perfect concept: A team composed of players who were born under the astrological sign of Pisces (matching the star sign of Moses Guthrie), thus the 'birth' of The Pittsburgh Pisces. Although Moses and Tyrone's sister Toby (Margaret Avery) (for whom Moses had feelings) thinks that Tyrone's idea means he out of his mind, they warm up to the concept, not knowing that it would take off due to an unlikely group of mismatched players, whose combination of teamwork and astrology from Mona would pay off as they went from laughing stocks to a powerhouse force to reckon with on the road to the league championship.

The offered warm-up suit was worn by NBA star Julius Erving for his role as Moses Guthrie in the 1979 film, The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh. One the most elaborate, and presumably expensive basketball warm-up ensembles you’ll ever see is constructed of silvery fabric reminiscent of a Vegas stage show. The glittering hooded jacket and matching pants feature day-glow pink and turquoise trim. The front of the jacket features an embroidered and stitched (Pisces) fish with silver sequin scales on front and Erving’s character’s name “GUTHRIE” and number “35” on back. Manufacturer’s tagging from All Year Sports Den appears in the collar of the jacket and waistband of the pants. The name “GUTHRIE” is written on both tags in ballpoint pen. Both items show excellent use and Erving has signed the warm-up jacket and pants in black sharpie.

Includes a signed LOA from Julius Erving.

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Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,862
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