NBA fashion plate and 2X Pistons championship coach Chuck Daly was a snappy dresser to be sure as evidenced by the (3) Hugo Boss jackets and (2) trench coats offered here. High scoring 1980s Pistons star Kelly Tripucka scores a three-pointer with (3) game worn/used items including a pair of shoes, a cap and a mat. Highlights are: Daly’s game-worn HB navy pin-striped blazer and pants as seen in his 1989-90 Hoops card; and Tripucka’s autographed shoes, which he wore early in his NBA career. More on our website.
The complete list of included items is as follows:
Chuck Daly garments:
1.) Game-worn Hugo Boss “Zeus/Akropolis” size “44L” pin-striped navy blue double breasted blazer with pocket square and accompanying navy blue pants, also included are several 1989-90 Hoops basketball card #11 with a photo of the then Detroit Pistons head coach wearing these garments
2.) Hugo Boss “Delon” size “44L” brown and white hounds tooth jacket, believed to be game worn
3.) Hugo Boss “Apollon” size “46L” black and white hounds tooth jacket, believed to be game worn
4.) Rubin “made in Canada” forest green trench coat, size is not marked
5.) Trans-Atlantic size “M” brown trench coat, possibly game worn c.1992
All of the Daly garments are in serviceable condition with light to moderate signs of use and were in his possession during his 1983-1992 tenure as head coach of the Detroit Pistons. Also present are a copy of an estate sale letter from Daly’s widow Terry and four COAs from Rick Behar of Michigan who acquired the items directly from the estate and then sold them to our consignor. It is highly likely that the (2) hounds tooth jackets were also game-worn, however this has not been documented. These designer garments are reported to have been purchased by Daly at an original cost of more than $1,000 per item.
Kelly Tripucka items:
6.) Early-1980s pair of game used Adidas basketball shoes with blue and red accent stripes showing light signs of use, both shoes are autographed by Tripucka (both “7-8”) with “#7” inscriptions and both have JSA basic stickers only affixed to the interior for signature certification only.
7.-8.) 2007-08 Season Pistons ceremonial event worn cap and event used mat celebrating “50 Seasons of Pistons Basketball”, this event was held at the Palace of Auburn Hills, during the event Tripucka was introduced as one of the Pistons “all-time greats” and wore the cap while standing on the mat, the cap is in excellent condition and the mat shows moderate wear including folds and creases.