Victor Wembanyama’s debut Spurs jersey sells at auction for $762k, as French phenom’s uniform nets more than SIX TIMES its pre-sale estimate

  • Victor Wembanyama scored 15 points in his NBA debut in a loss to the Mavs
  • And one bidder paid a pretty penny to capture the piece of sports history
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Victor Wembanyama’s jersey from his NBA debut sold at auction on Tuesday for a whopping $762,000, more than six times what was expected.

The Spurs rookie scored 15 points against the Mavericks on October 25 as his team lost 126-119.

And one lucky bidder scooped up the piece of history, paying a high six figures to buy Wembanyama’s white, silver and black number 1 jersey from the competition.

It was estimated in advance that the jersey would cost $100,000, although that figure was comfortably blown away when 62 bids were placed.

The auction, held by Sotheby’s, sold a total of $1.2 million and purchased more than 60 game-worn NBA jerseys.

Victor Wembanyama’s debut jersey for Spurs fetched $762,000 at auction on Tuesday

He scored 15 points against the Dallas Mavericks on October 25 as his team lost 126–119

That included a LeBron James jersey from the Lakers’ first game this season against the Nuggets.

James’ jersey sold for $50,800, while Damian Lillard’s jersey from his Bucks debut went for $30,480.

A uniform worn by Hornets No. 3 overall pick Brandon Miller in his pro debut also fetched $27,940.

Wembanyama is averaging 18.6 points per game so far in his rookie campaign.

However, he and his young Spurs side are just 3-11.