Monday, February 07, 2011
Jersey Monday: Dominique Wilkins
So, in honor of being in Atlanta this week, I figured I'd spotlight one of my Atlanta jerseys, this classic Dominique Wilkins replica from the mid-'90s. This is a true vintage jersey, not a throwback, and it's hard to see on this picture, but it's actually signed by Wilkins. A friend of mine got it signed for me at a Celtics game when Wilkins briefly played for the team, and though the signature has faded over the years, it's still visible enough that I'd like to get this jersey framed.
Despite having no attachment to Atlanta or the Hawks, I was a huge fan of Wilkins when I was a kid -- it was probably the "Human Highlight Film" nickname. By extension, the Hawks became my favorite team (and Stacy Augmon even became one of my other favorite players, though I'd become a fan of his when he was at UNLV), but when they traded 'Nique to the Clippers, they were dead to me.
I have one other Dominique Wilkins jersey, but I'm going to save that for another day (and maybe a return trip to Atlanta). But this was my first, and one of the first basketball jerseys I ever owned.
Jersey Monday will continue every Monday until I run out of jerseys to spotlight. And since I’ve got more than 150 of them, that could be awhile.