A member of the 1986 NCAA Champion Louisville Cardinals, small forward Kenny Payne was immediately booed upon his arrival to the Spectrum (for no reason other than being in Philly) to begin his NBA career. This 76ers home jersey was worn by Payne during his 1989-90 rookie campaign in the City of Brotherly Love. An absolute classic survivor from the era of short shorts and close-fitting apparel, this white mesh pullover garment features “21” sewn to the front and back in blue-on-red twill, “SIXERS” arched atop the front number in like fashion and “PAYNE” arched atop the back number in solid blue block-style characters. The vented left front tail is home to a vintage “MacGregor Sand-Knit” size “46” label, a 76ers exclusivity tag and swatch tags respectively denoting “89” and “2” LB.” Red-white-and-blue striped stretch ribbed knit lines the collar and arm yokes, while an NBA silhouette logo patch adorns the left shoulder stirrup. A tag appears to have been removed from the collar’s interior. Solid game use is evident with minimal color fading and puckering about the tagging and twill identifiers.
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