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Erving's '73-74 ABA Nets jersey hauls in $141,927

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Julius Erving never disappointed on the basketball court during his Hall-of-Fame career. The Grey Flannel Auction sale of Dr. J's New York Nets ABA jersey from circa 1973-74 electrified a crowd Sept. 9 at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., during the shrine's induction weekend.

The game-used home jersey sold for $141,927, which Grey Flannel officials said is the most ever paid for a basketball jersey.

Wayne Gretzky's autographed Edmonton Oilers game-used, blue-mesh jersey (circa 1985-86) sold for $88,125.

Meanwhile, Tom Seaver's New York Mets game-used, signed home flannel jersey and pants from 1971 sold for $51,700.

Lew Alcindor also got into the action, as his game-used road UCLA jersey from the late-1960s sold for $49,350.

A total of 386 sports and Americana lots sold for a total of $1,374,688. Richard Russek, president and CEO of Grey Flannel Auctions, whose company has sponsored such an event in Yankee Stadium, was equally amazed by the backdrop for this auction.

"The auction was spectacular, but taken in its entirety, with the Hall of Fame weekend, the days filled with great nostalgia, history and excitement, I felt chills up my spine," Russek said. "What a day. What a weekend."
The entire auction wrapup article ran in the Oct. 27 issue of SCD on page 28.

Grey Flannel Auction Results
Sept. 6, 2006

Descriptions provided by auction company Total ($)
Circa 1973-74 Julius "Dr. J" Erving New York Nets ABA Game-Used Home Jersey (Premier) $141,927
Circa 1985-86 Gretzky Ed. Oilers Game-Used, Signed Blue Mesh Jsy (JSA) (Team Letter) (Premier) $88,125
1971 Tom Seaver NY Mets Game-Used, Signed Home Flannel Jersey & Pants (2) (JSA) (Premier) $51,700
Late 1960s Lew Alcindor UCLA Bruins Game-Used Road Jersey (Premier) $49,350
Circa 1970s John Havlicek Boston Celtics Game-Used & Autographed Road Jersey (JSA) (Premier) $25,850
Pistol Pete Maravich LSU Tigers Game-Worn Warm-Up Jacket (Premier) $23,500
1961 Roger Maris Yankees Game-Used Glove, Signed Baseball & Framed Photo (3) (JSA) (Premier) $23,265
1970s George Gervin San Antonio Spurs Game-Used & Autographed Road Jersey (JSA) (Premier) $20,283
Late 1960s Rick Barry Golden State Warriors Game-Used Home Jersey (Premier) $19,975
1981 Lawrence Taylor NY Giants Game-Used, Signed Blue Mesh First Jersey Ever Worn
(Rookie Season) (JSA) (Pristine Provenance) (Photo Match) (Premier) $19,975
1976 Raiders Super Bowl XI Championship Ring (Premier) $16,764
Chicago Bulls Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy (Premier) $15,275
1933 Inaugural All-Star Team Signed Baseball w/ Ruth & Gehrig (Premier) $15,275
1985-86 Julius Erving 76ers Game-Used & Autographed Home Jersey & Shorts (2) (JSA) (Premier) $14,715
1954 Pee Wee Reese Brooklyn Dodgers Game-Used Road Flannel Jersey & Pants (2) (Premier) $14,100
1958-59 Whitey Ford Yankees Game-Used, Signed Bat (Very Rare) (JSA) (PSA/DNA) (Premier) $10,668
1997 Derek Jeter Yankees Game-Used & Autographed Home Pinstripe Jersey (JSA) (Premier) $10,575
Oct. 27, 1986, Ray Knight NY Mets WS Game #7 Game-Used Home Run Bat (JSA) (PSA/DNA) $10,052
Circa 1977 Larry Bird Indiana State Game-Used, Signed Jersey (JSA) (Photo Match) (Premier) $9,988
1970s Larry Csonka Miami Dolphins Game-Used White Mesh Jersey $9,694
Circa 1977 Drew Pearson Dallas Cowboys Game-Used Home Jersey $9,694
1982 Franco Harris Pittsburgh Steelers Game-Used Black Durene Jersey (Premier) $9,462
1989-90 Charles Barkley Philadelphia 76ers Game-Used & Autographed Road Jersey (JSA) $8,813
1989-90 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Game-Used Home Jersey (Premier) $8,602
Mid-1980s Mark Messier Edmonton Oilers Game-Used Jersey (Premier) $7,820
Babe Ruth Single-Signed Baseball (JSA) $7,742
Oct. 15, 1993 Dan Marino Miami Dolphins Complete Game-Used & Autographed Uniform
(Jersey, Pants, Undershirt, Cleats, & Socks) From Torn Achilles Game (JSA) (Premier) $7,638
1961-63 Ernie Banks Game-Used Bat (PSA/DNA) (Premier) $7,638
Early 1980s Earvin "Magic" Johnson Los Angeles Lakers Game-Used Home Jersey (Premier) $7,050
1989-90 Larry Bird Celtics Game-Used & Autographed Road Jersey & Shorts (2) (JSA) (Premier) $7,050
1999 Roger Clemens #12 NY Yankees Game-Used Road Jersey (Yankees-Steiner LOA) (Premier) $6,928
1952 David Johnson's Fort Wayne Pistons Game-Used Jersey & Shorts (2) (Rare & Desirable) $6,568
1986-87 Dominique Wilkins Atlanta Hawks Game-Used & Autographed Home Jersey (JSA) $6,463
1999 Cal Ripken Orioles LeRoy Neiman Hand Painted Baseball Signed by Nieman (JSA) $6,463
1978 NY Yankees World Champion Team Signed Bat (Rare & Mint) (JSA) (Premier) $6,463
1969 Pele SFC Santos Game-Used Soccer Jersey (Premier) $6,463
Lou Gehrig ALS Signed Letter (JSA) (Premier) $6,257
2003 Bernie Williams Yankees Game-Used World Series Home Jersey (JSA) (Yankees-Steiner LOA) $6,156
Boston Garden Triple Seat Signed by Boston Celtics Legends (JSA) $5,875
1969 UCLA Team Autographed Game-Used Basketball (NCAA Champs) (JSA) $5,875
1992 Magic Johnson USA Dream Team Game-Used & Autographed Jersey (JSA) (Premier) $5,875
1969 Joe DiMaggio Oakland A's Signed Coaches Worn Jersey & 1965-68 Coach Used Bat (2)
(JSA) (PSA/DNA) (Premier) $5,875
2006 Ryan Howard Philadelphia Phillies Game-Used Road Jersey $5,875
2004 David Ortiz Boston Red Sox Game-Used & Autographed World Series Bat (JSA) (PSA/DNA) $5,792
1994-95 Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers Game-Used Home Jersey $5,640
1955 NY Yankees Framed Autographed Display (JSA) $5,429
Circa 1969 Cliff Hagan ABA Dallas Chaparrals Game-Used Home Uniform (2) $5,401
1928 NY Yankees Spring Training Team Signed Baseball (JSA) (Premier) $5,346
1953 & 1959 James Naismith Springfield College Memorial & HOF Election Induction Plaques $5,288
2001 Australian Open Andre Agassi Match-Used & Autographed Tennis Racket (JSA) $5,288
Roger Maris Single-Signed Baseball (JSA) $5,288
1982 Bobby Murcer New York Yankees Game-Used & Autographed Road Jersey & Pants (2) (JSA) $4,994
Boston Garden Retired "1" Banner of Celtics Owner Walter Brown (Photo Match) (Premier) $4,935
1997 Deion Sanders Dallas Cowboys Game-Used White Mesh Jersey $4,859
2005 Reggie Bush USC Game-Used & Autographed White Mesh Jersey (JSA) $4,848
Early 1980s Joe Theismann Washington Redskins Game-Used White Mesh Jersey $4,809
1970 Jerry Koosman New York Mets Game-Used & Autographed Road Flannel Jersey (JSA) $4,700
2004 Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers Game-Used White Mesh Jersey (Rookie Season) $4,700
2004 Tom Brady New England Patriots Game-Used White Mesh Jersey (Championship Season) $4,465
1989 Mickey Mantle NY Yankees Road Coaches Jersey $4,460
Circa 1974-1975 John Riggins NY Jets Game-Used Helmet $4,406
2005 Ben Wallace Detroit Pistons Game-Used Road NBA Finals Jersey $4,353
1992 Barry Bonds Pittsburgh Pirates Game-Used Home Jersey $4,348
1994-95 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Game-Used Home "45" Jersey (Premier) $4,302
Babe Ruth Double Signed Check (JSA) (Premier) $4,302
1980s Randy White Dallas Cowboys Game-Used White Mesh Jersey $4,123
Original Dream Team Complete Set of Worn Warm-Ups w/ Jordan (Some Autographed) (17) (JSA) $4,113
1992-93 Clyde Drexler Portland Trailblazers Game-Used & Autographed Home Jersey (JSA) $4,113
1991 Nirvana "Nevermind" Autographed Original Album Flat w/ Copyright & Studio Papers (2) (JSA) $4,113
1984-85 Cal Ripken Jr. Baltimore Or ioles Game-Used Bat (PSA/DNA) $4,113
2005 Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts Game-Used White Mesh Jersey $4,113
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers Team Signed Baseball (Spring Training) (JSA) (Premier) $3,916
1968 Harmon Killebrew Minnesota Twins Game-Used & Auto'd Home Flannel Jersey (JSA) (Premier) $3,910
1976 Hank Aaron Game-Used Bicentennial Bat (PSA/DNA) (Premier) $3,910
1966 Framed Original Beatles "Butcher" Cover w/ Original Recall Letter (JSA) $3,878
1984-85 Michael Jordan Game-Used Rookie Sneakers (Rookie Season) $3,852
Curly Neal Harlem Globetrotters Game-Used Blue Mesh Jersey $3,813
1989 Rickey Henderson Oakland Athletics Game-Used Road World Series Jersey $3,800
2004 David Wright New York Mets Game-Used Black Alternate Jersey (rookie season) $3,781
1991 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Championship Ring (Salesman's Sample) $3,760
1995 Calvin Murphy Houston Rockets Championship Ring (Premier) $3,760
1996 Shaquille O'Neal USA Basketball Olympic Game-Used Blue Mesh Jersey $3,760
2005 Shaquille O'Neal Heat Game-Used NBA Finals Road Alternate Jersey (Championship Season) $3,760
Framed Autographed Collage w/ Jackie Robinson, Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb & Others (JSA) $3,760