Gary Payton Game-Worn Official 2006 NBA Finals Jersey with Official Larry O'Brien Trophy Patch (MEARS)

Jersey Authenticated as MEARS A5

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This official Miami Heat Reebok jersey has been game-worn during the 2006 NBA Finals by basketball Hall of Famer, Gary Payton! The details of the jersey include the official Larry O'Brien trophy patch on the front of the jersey and a unique Year ID and Player measurement that has been flag tagged on the tail of the jersey shown as a size 50 (Length +4). Don't miss out on this opportunity featuring a piece that was game worn during the NBA finals by a basketball legend!

Gary Payton, a legendary point guard in the NBA, had a memorable stint with the Miami Heat during the 2005-2006 season. His veteran presence and defensive prowess were crucial components of the Heat's success that culminated in a thrilling run to the NBA Finals. In the 2006 NBA Finals, Payton played a pivotal role as Miami faced off against the Dallas Mavericks. Despite being in the twilight of his illustrious career, Payton showcased his resilience and basketball IQ. The series went down as one of the most dramatic in NBA history, with the Heat ultimately securing the championship in six games. Gary Payton's contributions during the 2006 NBA Finals added another chapter to his storied career and solidified his legacy as one of the all-time greats in the league.

The jersey received an A5 designation from Mears.

Mears A5 Description: Manufactures characteristics of the jersey have been compared to known authentic examples and are consistent with respects to what would be expected to be seen in a game issued jersey. Each piece is also evaluated on the degree of evident use and wear, which must be consistent with that of the player, sport, position, field of play, and duration of use. The degree of wear will be measured from minimal to heavy and the jersey cannot exhibit negative, missing, or incorrect manufacturer’s traits or use characteristics. When imagery analysis, team or player provenance is lacking, wear can be measured, but not attributed directly to examined player. Without reasonable and verifiable provenance for 1997 or prior Hall of Fame or period star player jersey’s, the A5 designation may still be assigned if the jersey possesses qualities and physical characteristics of a professional jersey that was manufactured for player use or as an extra for a team or player, or one that may have been made available for retail sale or promotion (while still containing the physical characteristics consistent with game issued jerseys). It should be noted that variances with respect to number/lettering placement, font, stitching, size, patch placement and other manufacturer’s characteristics may be present on MEARS A5 jerseys when compared to documented game used jerseys. A MEARS A5 jersey may still be assigned the grade without an accompanying photo match or may exhibit variations when compared to an examined available image.

The jersey includes an official MEARS hologram and matching LOA for authenticity purposes.

Authentication: MEARS LOA

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