Laettner Duke jersey sells for $119,500

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Christian Laettner hauled in a hail Mary pass from Grant Hill, took one dribble, hit a stepback, and sunk a jumper, all in 2.1 seconds that gave Duke the NCAA regional final win against Kentucky in 1992.

Now over 20 years later, the jersey that Laettner wore on that fateful day, has sold for $119,500 at auction., who hosted the auction, have said the jersey was given to them by a consigner whom was given the jersey by Laettner at the end of that season.

The winning bidder, the only bidder in fact, has wished to remain anonymous. That might be because he or she forked out $19,000 more than the reserve price however. 

"This is the second-highest price ever paid at auction for a game-worn basketball jersey," said founder and chairman Joshua Evans. "We couldn't be more thrilled."

A game-used jersey, worn by Julius Erving, when playing for Virginia, sold for $190,414 in 2011.

Other items sold in the auction included Jackie Robinson's 1947 Rookie of the Year Award ($401,968), Red Schoendienst's Baseball Hall of Fame presentation plaque ($46,999), Juan Gonzalez's 1996 American League MVP Award ($23,287) and Livan Hernandez's 1997 Florida Marlins world championship ring ($18,752).


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