Suns Swag 7/25: Phoenix Memorabilia From Five Different Decades

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1989 Phoenix Suns Autographed Shirt

This is an interesting shirt independent of the signatures.  It screams late 80's, early 90's NBA fan apparel style.  This shirt from the '89 playoffs features the "Cotton Express" versus the "Team of the 80's."  This was one of the better seasons in Phoenix history.  The Suns finished third in the Western Conference with a 55-27 mark.  Phoenix swept the Denver Nuggets and knocked out the Golden State Warriors 4-1 before falling to the Lakers in four games.  The Suns took home a slew of individual awards that season, including Most Improved Player (Kevin Johnson), Sixth Man of the Year (Eddie Johnson), Coach of the Year (Cotton Fitzsimmons), and Executive of the Year (Jerry Colangelo).  Besides KJ and EJ, the shirt also features the signatures of Tom Chambers, Jeff Hornacek, Tyrone Corbin, Mark West, and Steve Kerr.  Bidding starts at 40 bucks, buy it now for $125, shipping runs another $10.

Phoenix Suns 1990 Samurai Pin

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A nice addition to any collection, and budget friendly to boot.  For just $8.50 after shipping you can own this Phoenix Suns samurai pin from the 1990 season.  The pin was created to commemorate the first NBA regular season games played outside of North America, November 2nd and 3rd, 1990 in Toyko, Japan.  The Suns met the Jazz with Phoenix taking the first game, Utah the second.  Game one featured a 38 point 10 rebound performance from Tom Chambers in a Phoenix blowout.  Game two saw Karl Malone go for 29 and 14 in a one point Jazz win.

1969 Phoenix Suns "It's A Whole New Ball Game" LP

Another Suns bargain at 8 bucks after shipping.  This Chevy promotional item features "extensive radio broadcast of the suns vs lakers 7 game playoff series."  The '69-'70 Suns finished the regular season as the three seed in the Western Conference with a record of 39-43.  Red Kerr was out as head coach after getting off to a 15-23 start, and Jerry Colangelo led the team to a 24-20 record the rest of the way.  The series with the Lakers started in the Suns favor.  Phoenix raced out to a 3-1 lead.  The Suns were ultimately unable to move on though, with Los Angeles winning in seven games.

Phoenix Suns Dunking Gorilla Bobblehead

A little bit more elaborate than the stadium giveaway you're used to getting, this was originally given away during the 2007 season.  The seller states, "This is definitely one of the toughest, if not the toughest, NBA mascot bobblehead to find, this Dunking Gorilla bobblehead rarely, if ever, shows up for auction and even more rare than that they NEVER seem to be available in their original factory box - this one comes with its original box!"  Which of course means he or she has no idea as to the rarity of the item.  As far as bobbleheads go, this is among the more expensive, 160 bucks and another 11 to ship.

2011 Channing Frye Game Worn "Los Suns" Jersey

Finally, the opportunity to remember a fan favorite.  Frye wore this jersey three times in the 2011-12 season for the NBA's "Noche Latina" games.  This piece comes with a letter of authenticity that lists the games in which it was worn.  $456 after shipping and it's in your man cave.

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