Everyone was kind of bummed out that Dr. J was going to sell his memorabilia, but after seeing how much Erving’s old stuff fetched, there’s no need to feel bad for the good doctor. Per the Philly Daily News, which lists how much each treasured item went for: “Former Sixers star Julius Erving pulled in a record $3.5 million for 144 items from his personal collection of memorabilia. Doctor J’s treasure trove was part of SCP Auctions’ November auction, which concluded yesterday. According to SCP, Erving’s 1974 New York Nets ABA championship ring netted $460,471, a record for a sports ring. Among other items auctioned by Erving were: – His 1983 76ers championship ring: $244,240. – His 1983 All-Star game MVP trophy: $115,242. – The jersey he wore in his final NBA game, a Game 5 loss to Milwaukee in the first round of the 1987 playoffs: $88,826. – Sixers reversible practice jersey: $5,522. – 1978 All-Star ring: $238,853. – Game ball used to score his 25,000th career point: $92,086. – His graduation tassel from the University of Massachusetts: $640. – His 1968 class ring from Roosevelt (N.Y.) High: $35,801. – Basketball signed by 14 members of the Sixers 1983 championship team: $11,262. – His playbook from the 1976-77 season: $16,980.”
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