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Jersey for the Milwaukee Bucks worn and signed by Kareem Abdul-Jabar

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Manufactured by
Sand-Knit, American, 1921 - 1984
Worn by
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, American, born 1947
Signed by
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, American, born 1947
Subject of
Milwaukee Bucks, American, founded 1968
Medium
synthetic fiber, thread, paper, plastic
Dimensions
H x W x D: 34 1/4 × 21 1/2 × 1/2 in. (87 × 54.6 × 1.3 cm)
Type
jerseys
sports uniforms
Place used
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, North and Central America
Date
1973-1975
Description
Milwaukee Bucks basketball jersey worn and signed by Kareem Abdul-Jabar. The Jersey is green with red and white trimming around the sleeves and the neck line. The Milwaukee logo is in red cursive type, angled up towards the right. The number “33” is stitched below and to the right. On reverse, in red cursive type outlined in white with white stitching connecting it to the jersey is “ABDUL-JABBAR" and "33.” The name is oriented in a semi-circle over the number, which is larger in size than the letters. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signed the jersey with black ink on the Milwaukee logo on the front of the jersey, on the left side. There are three tags sewn into the bottom left corner of the front of the jersey. The top tag is white with black and gold type It reads “Designed & Tailored / Exclusively for the / Milwaukee Bucks / NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION / by / Sand-KnitR / SAND-KNIT DIVISION / MEDALIST INDUSTRIES.” The middle tag is white with black and gold type. It reads “MILWAUKEE / SPORTING GOODS CO. / MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN / DISTRIBUTORS / Sand-KnitR / SAND-KNIT DIVISION / MEDALIST INDUSTRIES.” The bottom tag is white with black and gold type. It reads “SIZE 44 / Sand-KnitR / MACHINE WASH SEPARATELY BY COLOR / IN LUKEWARM WATER (100° F). DO / NOT BLEACH. TUMBLE DRY AT LOW / SETTING. DO NOT DRY CLEAN OR IRON / SAND-KNIT DIVISION / MEDALIST INDUSTRIES.” An additional white tag with blue and black type not original to the uniform is attached to the interior of the right sleeve. It reads “MEARS / Memorabilia Evaluation and Research Services” at the top and has a handwritten date “01/2014” next to the words "Photography / Archiving."
Topic
African American
Athletes
Basketball
Clothing and dress
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.30.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture