Barack Obama’s high school basketball jersey has sold for a whopping $120,000

You may probably be aware that Barack Obama has been a huge basketball fan. In an interview back in the days, he has even admitted his love for the sport by claiming that ‘Basketball was a refuge, a place where he made a lot of friends and picked up a lot on his sense of competition and fair play’. And although the ex-American president may not be active on the field anymore, memorabilia from his high-school basketball days has been making quite the rounds off late.

We’re talking about Obama’s game-worn high school basketball jersey (nearly lost forever in the trash) – that has recently been sold at auction for a cool $120,000. Yes, that’s right! It was purchased by a collector of American and sports artifacts, who didn’t wish to be identified, after he/she placed the highest bid for the 44th president’s 1978-79 Punahou School jersey. The tee was sold by Heritage Auctions who also described it as “the most important basketball jersey that exists”.

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The jersey imprinted with the number 23 is said to have been put up for auction by Peter Noble, a former schoolmate who was three years behind Obama. The clothing piece’s authenticity was also confirmed by using Noble’s yearbook, where Obama was seen in a photograph wearing the exact same number 23 tee. Well, for the love of football and that of Obama, this could be the best things auctioned in a very very long time!

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