We love a unique TradeMe listing, and today, it’s a huuuuge Warriors replica jersey that you can bet on right now.
When we say huge, we mean huge. This bad boy is about nine metres by nine metres, and was first displayed in Mount Smart Stadium around 2006 to 2007.
The daughter of the owner Elle caught up with Dunc and Lee last week to share the story behind the f*ck-off- huge jersey.
Skip to the 36-minute-mark to hear Elle's chat with Lee and Dunc.
So the story goes, the jersey was first hung up in Mount Smart Stadium around 2006 to 2007, and Elle’s old man was working as a contractor around 2008 to 2009.
The Warriors had changed sponsors from Puma around that time, and so the massive replica jersey was taken down and was going to be thrown away… But Elle’s old man had some good foresight and wanted to keep it.
With permission, he took the jersey home, and they’ve had it in their family for the last 15 odd years.
To give you an idea of just how huge the jersey is, Elle told Lee and Dunc that for the grand final back in 2011, it was displayed on her dad’s mate’s house, and it covered the entire front section of the home.
Dunc actually has the jersey (in a normal size) and said “any time I see that [jersey] it reminds me of one player, and that’s Ruben Wiki, ‘cause there’s so many shots of him [in it] playing in his prime for The Warriors.”
Elle’s dad has decided to finally part ways with the jersey to hand it over to another die-hard fan, and to help Elle fund her travels.
If this story has piqued your interest and you’re wanting to get your mitts on the rare piece of Warriors memorabilia, check out the TradeMe listing here. Bidding ends this Thursday (April 20).