Basketball Hall Of Fame (#16)
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As a youth, Pete Maravich was the quintessential gym rat. After a successful high school career in North Carolina he enrolled at Louisiana State University. NCAA rules at the time prohibited first-year students from playing at the varsity level, so Maravich played for LSU's freshman team in 1966-67 and scored a monstrous 43.6 points per game. When he moved up to varsity for his sophomore season he began the greatest scoring rampage in NCAA history. Over the next three seasons he averaged 43.8, 44.2, and 44.5 ppg, respectively, leading the nation in scoring each year. During his senior season he scored 50 or more points in 10 of LSU's 31 games, setting an NCAA record for most points (1,381) and highest scoring average in a single season. In 1970, he was named College Player of the Year. Maravich holds nearly every major NCAA scoring record, including most career points (3,667), highest career scoring average (44.2 ppg), most field goals made (1,387) and attempted (3,166), and most career 50-point games (28). And he accomplished all this without the benefit of the three-point basket, which wasn't introduced into the college game until the 1986-87 season. As a college player Maravich was unparalleled. On the inside rear tail of this yellow nylon warm-up jacket is the "Rawlings" manufacturer's size "44" tag. Adjacent are three other tags, "Holmes Sporting Goods, New Orleans - Baton Rouge," "3" longer," and a wash tag. Across the back of the jersey "MARAVICH" is done in purple tackle twill on a yellow snap-on name plate. The collar is made of elastic and features a metal zipper extending down the rear neck. On the right sleeve is the player number "23" in purple tackle twill. "LSU" is on the right breast and a beautifully embroidered "Tiger" logo is on the left breast. The jacket shows wear and appears to have no alterations of any kind. For many years the jacket has been on display (without the nameplate) at "TJ Ribs," a local Baton Rouge, LA restaurant. The Maravich family had possession of the name plate over the last four decades. Through Grey Flannel Auctions, these two pieces have been reunited like Cinderella and the glass slipper; it is the first time that the nameplate and jacket have touched in nearly forty years. Accompanying the jacket is a LOA from Jackie Maravich and a detailed letter of provenance.
"Pistol" Pete Maravich LSU Tigers Game-Worn Warm-Up Jacket
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