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Obama’s basketball shirt makes £100,000

A basketball shirt said to have been worn by former US President Barack Obama at prep school has sold at auction for nearly £100,000.

A collector of American and sport artefacts bought the slip.

The buyer at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas, wished to remain anonymous.

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The Rawlings made shirt was offered by Peter Noble. He was three years behind Obama at Punahou School in Honolulu.

Obama wore the number 23 shirt during the 1978-79 basketball season.

Mr Noble, 55, said the shirt had been thrown away when he picked it up.

Years later he saw a photograph of Obama wearing the 23 shirt

Mr Noble, now living in Seattle, has said he’ll donate some of his $120,000 auction money to the school.

 

 

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