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A high-flying shooting guard out of Louisiana State University, “Pistol” Pete Maravich was one of basketball’s most lethal scorers. Playing for his father, Press, at LSU, Maravich averaged an incredible 44.2 points per game in his three years of NCAA ball – this was before the three-point line and the shot clock. He continued his torrid scoring in the pros, where he averaged over 24 points per game in an abbreviated 10-season career. Maravich was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987. Tragically, Maravich died of heart failure at the young age of 40 in 1988.

This offered home white New Orleans Jazz jersey dates to the last season the franchise spent in New Orleans - 1978-1979 and was worn by Maravich during this time frame. This size 44 Medalist Sand-Knit mesh jersey features “JAZZ” screen-printed on the front in purple with green and yellow on the ball of the logo. Maravich’s number “7” is screen-printed on the front and back and “MARAVICH” is sewn on the back above his number in purple tackle twill. The jersey has be dated between 1978-1979 by the game experts at Mears as Maravich wore number 44 during his first season in New Orleans (1975-76) and other indicators have narrowed the years in which Maravich would have worn this jersey. Maravich moved with the Jazz when they relocated to Utah to start the 1979-80 season. In January of 1980, Maravich was released by the Jazz and eventually joined the Boston Celtics, making this the last jersey Maravich likely wore as a member of the Jazz organization while in New Orleans. The Medalist Sand-Knit tag and a “42” patch are sewn on the bottom front tail. The open sleeves and rounded collar have green, yellow and purple pattern on a ribbed material. This jersey shows light to moderate use and comes with a full LOA from Mears, who have graded this Pete Maravich jersey a perfect A10.

1978-79 Pete Maravich Game Used New Orleans Jazz Home Jersey (MEARS A10)
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $10,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $32,400.00
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Sunday, February 18, 2018.
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