A late bloomer who rode the bench at the onset of his high school career, Hall of Fame forward/center Elvin Hayes went on to a Louisiana state title, Player of the Year accolades at the University of Houston and an NBA crown in the Nation’s Capital. This Washington Bullets warm-up jacket was worn by Hayes during the latter portion of his remarkable career in D.C. The knit button-down garment is an all-original heirloom with twill identifiers and proper “Rawlings” tagging. Accompanying is an LOA from former Bullets employee Craig Bernstein. More on our website.
The blue knit short sleeve button-down garment features a red-and-white horizontal stripe pattern on the upper portion and white twill five-point stars sewn to the shoulders. The left front tail is home to a “bullets” logo in white twill angled letters with a red twill ball atop the “ll” characters. On the lower right front, Hayes’ since-retired number “11” is sewn in white-on-red twill. The right front tail’s interior features a “Rawlings” size “44” label and a “4 inch extra length” flap tag. Heavy wear is evident with puckering about the twill components and paint chipping on the metallic buttons. This one is all original with no repairs or alterations, a real “slam-dunk!”