Unlucky for many, the number “13” was downright feared by opponents during Wilt Chamberlain’s magnificent career. Fittingly, the Philadelphia 76ers honored their former champion by retiring his number at a ceremony on March 18, 1991. Tailored in limited quantity to be presented to team executives, Chamberlain replica jerseys were signed by the 7-foot-1 icon. Here is one of the survivors! The size “50” pullover garment is signed by Chamberlain on the collar’s interior (“6” strength). Full photo LOA from JSA. More on our website.
The cream-colored dureen pullover garment features “13” sewn to the front and back in red-on-blue twill, while “PHILA” is arched atop the front number in like fashion. Red-and-blue striped stretch ribbed knit lines the collar and arm yokes. On the tapered left front tail, “W.C. 1966-67” is embroidered in blue, while the collar’s interior is home to “Powers” size “50” tagging. Just below, Chamberlain’s black marker autograph (“6” strength) is minimally affected by wavering pen pressure, but remains completely legible. Of note is the manufacture of these throwback jerseys. Reportedly, 24 were made and signed by Chamberlain, though only 22 were needed for 76ers executives. This is one of the two “extra” jerseys signed by Chamberlain for his historic night!