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Sells for $120,000: Obama jersey sells
He was 23 when he was still at school. Now an old basketball jersey from Barack Obama has found a new owner.
Dallas (AP) – A basketball jersey from the school days of former US President Barack Obama has been auctioned in the US for $ 120,000 (about 108,000 euros).
The new owner, a collector of historical sports souvenirs, wanted to remain anonymous, the auction house Heritage Auctions in Dallas told the German Press Agency. At the auction on Sunday night, 27 bids were received.
The white-and-blue jersey wears the number 23 from the 1978/79 season of the basketball team of Punahou High School in Hawaii. The Jersey has used the then 18-year-old Obama during numerous games, is called in the description. The auction house had previously estimated the estimated price of $ 100,000.
Obama’s successor in the team had worn the jersey for some time until it was to be replaced. The basketball player picked up the sportswear and released it for auction. Even during his time in the White House between 2009 and 2017, Obama was known for always throwing a few baskets with colleagues or famous visitors.