Rare And Vintage Basketball Jerseys Worth Collecting

Vintage Basketball Jerseys
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Many collectors have a passion for rare and vintage basketball jerseys:

In this article, we have compiled a list of five that are impossible to find – making them definitely worth collecting (if you can find them).

Seattle Supersonic Home or Road (1985-1995)

The Seattle Supersonic home or road jersey from (1985-1995) is very difficult to find, and more difficult if it is a Detlef Schrempf version.

The home jersey was green with yellow lettering while the road uniform was white with green lettering.

The color combination made these jerseys unique and attractive. While you could find many of these listed on eBay and Amazon, they are not originals.

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Milwaukee Bucks Home and Road (1986-1993)

After having some good seasons between 1980 and 1986, the Bucks decided to make changes to their uniform (and roster):

However, the team struggled on the court between 86′ and 93′:

So these jerseys became rare because of the bad performance of the team, they were rarely sold outside Wisconsin and so only a few had their hands on them.

Due to the decrease in demand, only a few Milwaukee Bucks Home and Road jerseys were produced and few of them remain today.

Indiana Pacer Home and Road (1990-1997)

The 1990 to 1997 version of the Indiana Pacer jersey is the most favorite uniform amongst collectors.

The jersey is nicknamed the ‘FloJo Jersey’ because it was designed by track star Florence Griffith Joyner:

This jersey embodied two prominent stripes on the left side of the upper and lower garments and was widened out to make a triangle. The home jersey was white and the road one blue.

This jersey proved to be a lucky charm for the Indiana Pacers, evident from their records during these seasons.

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Philadelphia 76ers Home and Road (1991-1994)

During three seasons from 1991 to 1994, the Philadelphia 76ers uniform was redesigned by Champion Products and marked the departure from their classic jerseys.

For some reason, the new jerseys were not appreciated by fans, resulting in no demand and low-production.

The background of the jersey remained red while in the front a multi-color star was featured in front of a royal blue field that curved up from the shorts.

These jerseys are very hard to find in a good condition as there were only a few who bought them back in the 90s.   

And here’s one Major League Baseball vintage jersey collectors should pick up on their travels too:

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Bonus: Los Angeles Dodgers – Road Jersey (1970s-1990s)

The Dodgers didn’t experiment much with their uniforms between the late 70s and early 90s:

During that time, the Dodger’s home Jersey was more popular than the road, but eventually, the rarity of the road jersey made them collectible.

With the bright white lettering, it is one of the most iconic jerseys in the sports world.

What vintage basketball jerseys would you want? Tell us in the comments: