Abdul-Jabbar warm-up jacket, antique Princeton jersey score big at Grey Flannel Dec. 8 auction A 1973-74 Milwaukee Bucks photo-documented warm-up jacket worn by the great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and a turn of the century Princeton football jersey were big winners at Grey Flannel's Dec. 8 auction.
The top ephemera lot in the auction was the hand-written final speech Mickey Mantle delivered to America in August 1995 via national TV from a Dallas hospital. Completely hand written by Mantle, the speech, with its warning to youngsters to stay off drugs and alcohol, earned $12,865.
Grey Flannel Auctions is currently accepting consignments for its next major auction of professional sports memorabilia, slated for mid April. For additional information, call 631-288-7800, ext. 223; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Turn of the century Princeton University game-used wool football jersey with earliest-known Spalding label, $69,769. Grey Flannel Auctions image.