1970-71 Sam Smith Kentucky Colonels ABA Game-Used Road Jersey

Inside the left rear tail is the “Rawlings” manufacturer’s tag with size “44” Adjacent are two labels, one with wash instructions and another with an alteration beginning “3” with the remainder faded. Across the front is “Kentucky”. Player number “5’ appears on both the front and back. All these numbers and letters are done in white tackle twill. The name on back “Smith” has been removed. The jersey shows light game-use and other than what is mentioned appears to have no alterations of any kind.

Notes: Years of existence: 1967-69 through 1975-76. Colors: 1967-68 through 1969-70: Chartreuse (Green) & White, 1970-71 through 1973-74: Blue & White, 1974-75 through 1975-76: Red, White & Blue. Home Arenas: 1967-68 through 1969-70: Convention Center (5,900), 1970-71 through 1975-76: Freedom Hall (16,613), 1975-76: Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum - 14 games only (16,850). Coaches: 1967-68: John Givens & Gene Rhodes, 1968-69 through 1969-70: Gene Rhodes, 1970-71: Gene Rhodes, Alex Groza & Frank Ramsey, 1971-72 through 1972-73: Joe Mullaney, 1973-74: Babe McCarthy, 1974-75 through 1975-76: Hubie Brown.