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Obama basketball jersey sells for Sh12 million

Tuesday August 20 2019

This undated handout photo from Heritage Auctions and obtained by AFP on August 19, 2019 shows a Punahou High School basketball jersey worn by former student Barack Obama during his senior year as part of the 1979 Hawaii State Champion boys' varsity basketball team. PHOTO | AFP

This undated handout photo from Heritage Auctions and obtained by AFP on August 19, 2019 shows a Punahou High School basketball jersey worn by former student Barack Obama during his senior year as part of the 1979 Hawaii State Champion boys' varsity basketball team. PHOTO | AFP 

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NEW YORK

A basketball jersey once owned by former US president Barack Obama sold Monday for Sh 12 million ($120,000) , according to the Dallas auction house that sold it.

The number 23 jersey belonged to 18-year-old Obama while he was a senior at Punahou High School in Hawaii, where he lived at the time, according to Heritage Auctions.

The jersey was valued at $100,000 before it was sold.

Obama is a known basketball fan and was often seen playing during his tenure at the White House, with presidential staffers, celebrities or other guests.

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