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Obama’s game-worn basketball jersey auctions for $120,000

Vincent Frank
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It’s not a secret that former President Barack Obama is a huge basketball fan. During his eight-year stint in the White House, Mr. Obama was seen playing basketball on a consistent basis.

Though, very few knew that Obama actually played high school basketball during his adolescence in Hawaii. Obama suited up for Punahou School, a Honolulu prep school.

At least one entity is now cashing in on his playing days. Heritage Auctions says that Obama’s No. 23 jersey from the 1978-1979 season has been auctioned off for a cool $120,000.

The Associated Press previously noted that a man by the name of Peter Noble put the jersey on the auction block. He attended the same school as Obama.

It’s still pretty fresh looking.

Part of the proceeds for the auction will go to Mr. Obama’s former school.