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Wilt Chamberlain's rookie home uniform sells at auction for $1.79 million

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(Original Caption) 2/20/1962-New York, NY- Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors goes up for a lay-up shot under the basket, as Chicago Packers' Walt Bellamy (#8) tries to defend against pro basketball's top scorer.

Chamberlain sc LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. - Wilt Chamberlain's home uniform from his rookie season with the Philadelphia Warriors has sold at auction for $1.79 million.SCP Auctions says the jersey and shorts that Chamberlain wore during the 1959-60 season were sold to filmmaker Rob Gough, and that Saturday's sale price was a record for any vintage game-worn basketball item.The uniform was collected from Chamberlain himself in the mid-1970s, the auction house said.Chamberlain was both MVP and rookie of the year that season, in which he averaged 37.6 points and 27 rebounds per game."The market for premium game-worn memorabilia remains strong, as shown by this sale of Wilt’s rookie uniform," SCP President David Kohler said.

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