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Man's basketball shoe

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Black leather high top left sneaker with white plastic star and arrow on the side, white stitched "33", and stamped "Cons" on the heel. Autographed "Larry Bird" on the toe. Inside tongue label: "Converse/Official Shoe of the NBA"


Larry Bird


Until 1991, in the collection of Cathy and Michael George, Newburyport, MA; 1991, sold at Newburyport YWCA charity auction (October 5, 1991, item #204) to Betsy and Jonathan Woodman, Newburyport, MA; 2007, gift to the MFA from Mrs. Woodman (November 19, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Betsy and Jonathan Woodman

American, about 1991


Height x width: 17.8 x 34.3 cm (7 x 13 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Leather, rubber, and plastic, with cotton laces


Textiles and Fashion Arts