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Auction Action by Paul Lucas of ESPN & Uni Watch

Thanks Paul! To view this post and other fine uniform related discussions head over to Uni-Watch.com

Our friends at Grey Flannel Auctions have another big auction underway. Here are some of the more interesting items:

Screen-shot-2013-08-27-at-11.14.16-AM• Oh baby, it just doesn’t get any better than this spectacular Minnesota Pipers warm-up top. Magnificent!

• I really like this all-star jersey. Vertical arching on top, negative arching on the bottom, and a nice scattering of stars — what’s not to like? (Here’s the full auction listing.)

• Love this old Ohio State warm-up top, especially the spectacular buckeye sleeve patch!

• Speaking of warm-up tops, dig this Indiana State design, signed by Larry Bird (full listing).

• More warm-ups: Who would design with a bagpiper on the front? That’s from the ABL’s old Cleveland Pipers (full listing).

• The Harlem Magicians were a Globetrotters-esque team founded by Marques Haynes. Check out their uniforms! And dig the uni number, too.

• I’ve written before about the All-American Redheads, a women’s barnstorming team. Here’s one of their gorgeous uniforms.

• I love how the ABA’s Utah Stars used a star-shaped motif for the NOBs on their shooting shirts.

• How great would it be if the Knicks went back to this warm-up design? A little surprising there are no stripes on the sleeve cuffs, though.

• We’re used to seeing Pete Maravich wearing a nickNOB. But at one point — okay, it was for a promotional campaign, but still — he went FNOB.

• Never seen such a big shawl collar like the one on this St. Louis Hawks warm-up. Be sure to click the thumbnail for the front view — bizarre, no?

• If you click-through the thumbnails on this Cincinnati Royals jersey, you’ll see that the memorial shoulder band (which was for team owner Thomas Wood) came to a point. I’m not sure why I like that so much, but I do indeed like it!

Want to see more? You can browse through the entire auction catalog here.

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