1973-1974 Jim Chones Carolina Cougars Game-Used Road Jersey
On the back inside tail is the "Rawlings" manufacturers size 44 tag. Adjacent are two additional tags with the wash instructions and a faded tag (Extra Inches). Across the front is "COUGARS." On the front and back is the player number "53." Across the back is the player name "CHONES." All lettering and numbering is done in blue on white tackle twill. The jersey shows game-use and besides the name and number change appears to have no alterations of any kind.
Notes: Carolina Cougars was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from late 1969 through 1974. The Cougars were originally a charter member of the ABA as the Houston Mavericks in 1967. The Mavericks moved to North Carolina in late 1969 after two unsuccessful seasons in Houston at the Sam Houston Coliseum. The Cougars' colors were green, blue, and white.