Bill Russell Game-Worn Celtics Jersey Fetches $98K At Recent Auction

by NESN Staff

June 29, 2015

It’s been 46 years since Bill Russell last suited up for the Boston Celtics, but his jersey still (understandably) is in high demand.

One of the NBA legend’s game-worn Celtics jerseys recently sold at an auction for $98,525. In addition, a Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts jersey fetched the same amount, and a Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia Warriors jersey sold for $108,378.

Bill Russell Boston Celtics jersey

Russell enjoyed one of the most legendary careers not just in Celtics history but in NBA history. The former center spent his entire 13-year career in Boston, racking up a whopping 11 championship rings and 12 All-Star seasons. He also appears on plenty of the C’s all-time leaderboards, including his nearly unbeatable records for total rebounds (21,620) and rebounds per game (22.5).

Thumbnail photo via Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports Images

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