Ebay Watch: 1997 Lakers player used (never cleaned) NBA towel with a “brown stain”

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| July 22nd, 2013 | 3,083 Views

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I’m always on the lookout for rare NBA memorabilia on Ebay and today I came across something that falls under “NBA” and “Rare” but I have absolutely no desire to own it despite being a huge fan of the 97 Lakers….A used 1997 NBA towel with a “brown stain” on it!


Could that brown stain belong to a rookie Kobe Bryant?  Shaq. Maybe Travis Knigh!!

EBAY DESCRIPTION: Up for auction we have this awesome official NBA issued towel used by the players to wipe their sweaty domes way back in 1997.  Towel was ‘borrowed’ from the visitors bench at the Great Western Forum back in the day.  Towel measures 20″ by 39″ and shows the NBA logo on either end.  Tag says McArthur Towels Authentic Locker Room Gear and is 86% cotton, 14% polyester.  As you can see in the scan, there is a small brown mark/stain but it doesn’t look like sweat, it could be soda or something that got transferred from the floor. There is also a black mark on the underside of where the NBA logo is, but it is nothing terrible.  We will add a scan/picture of that mark tomorrow.  We have never washed/cleaned it, will leave that up to you!!! Towel is pretty rare, we’ve never seen it on eBay before.  Good luck, this is an awesome towel for your mancave or collection!!!!!!!

If this type of thing interests you….happy bidding.


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