Fall Premier Auction 2013
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Here are two pair of game-worn and signed Reebok shoes from NBA stars Dennis Johnson and Reggie Lewis, the former an NBA Hall of Famer and quite possibly the most underrated player of his time and the latter a standout small forward who career was cut short when he died of a heart attack during the off-season in 1993 at age 27. Both players have had their uniform numbers retired by the Boston Celtics.
Johnson's Size 12 Reebok shoes are in superior condition, showing good game use but otherwise are problem-free and seemingly as-issued. There is some wear visible to the Reebok type on the inside of the right shoe and on both heels; Reebok tagging on the inside and outside of both tongues is intact and without incident. As an added bonus, Johnson actually signed twice on each shoe, applying silver Sharpie autographs on the white leather panels on the instep and adding his "DJ" and No. 3 inscriptions to each. He has also included a personalization "To Big Bill DJ," that appears higher up on the right side of each shoe, on a black leather section but also in silver Sharpie.
The Size 13 1/2 Reebok The Pump shoes from Reggie Lewis are also in fine condition, with no disturbance to the intricate "Reebok The Pump" embroidery on each heel and only the tiniest separation between the black leather and a 1-inch section of rubber near the right toe. Lewis has signed in bold black Sharpie on the inside in the cushioned mesh fabric on the inside of the tongue, adding the inscription of his uniform No. 35.
Comes with a Letter of Authenticity from renowned shoe collector, Bill Ficke.