FALL 2012 Auction
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The Milwaukee Bucks were newcomers to the NBA when they added a newcomer of their own prior to the start of the 1970-71 season: the legendary "Big O," Oscar Robertson, had somehow been traded to Milwaukee after 11 HOF seasons in Cincinnati. This sparkling forest green game-worn warmup jacket and pants hail from the early 1970's when the Bucks instantly became a division powerhouse (and 1971 NBA Champions) virtually from the moment Robertson set foot on the court. These remarkable jacket and pants are in such superb, pristine condition that they virtually transport you back in time to when the legendary NBA figure ended more than a decade of disappointment with his first and only NBA title. The jacket looks like it just came off the rack; the blazing forest green and attendant red-and-white trim highlights are just as outstanding and problem free. The working front zipper and white trim betray not a whisper of rust; the Rawlings Size 40 tagging on the inside right front is similarly without incident. On the back of the jersey, a single, solitary "O" in the middle of the back bespeaks to the unique prominence of team's newly acquired superstar. The snow-white pants are a worthy complement, showing game use but little or no staining or dirt that would be so easily visible under the circumstances. Mid-City Sporting Goods and Sand-Knit tags (Size 36) on the waist are intact and with minimal puckering; white draw string and elastic are in top condition as well. The embroidered No. 1 on the left hip and Bucks logo on the right are sparkling in their in their presentation, with not a hint of fraying or loss of stitching on the logo nor any rusting whatsoever along the two calf zippers along each leg. Absolutely astonishing in the breadth of the impact from the overall condition of the pair.
Comes with Letter of Authenticity from Oscar Robertson.