The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the NBA's oldest franchises. The team has won three NBA Championships, each coming in a different decade. The first coming in 1955 when they were the Syracuse Nationals. The second came in 1967 behind NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain and the third came in 1983 behind Moses Malone, Maurice Cheeks, and Julius Erving. The Sixers didn't reach the big dance again until 2001 when Allen Iverson led them to the finals, where they eventually lost to the Lakers. It was in the 2010s that the 76ers once again rose to prominence with the rise of "The Process" and the drafting of players like Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Markelle Fultz.
This Official 76ers Sweater is 1980s-90s authentic and was acquired by Vintage Sports in 2018. This new old stock item was made in the USA and shipped to Europe approximately 35 years ago to be sold at the military Post Exchange in Mannheim, Germany. The Post Exchange is normally located on US military bases throughout the world and meant to provide US products to American troops. After the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, the US military emphasis began to shift away from Germany to the Balkans. The garrison at Mannheim, once one of the largest in Europe is now mostly a ghost town.
Trench Manufacturing Company dates all the way back to 1920. For all of its 75 years in business it stood on Main Street in Buffalo, although their principal address changed several times over the decades. In 1994 Trench eliminated production of pennants all together by selling off the novelty division of the company to Texas based Tandycrafts, or TAG Express. Trench was forced into Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October, 1995 after more than 200 creditors seeking to collect $5.5 million filed a lawsuit. Trench then began the process of liquidating all remaining inventory and closed its factory retail outlets on December 31, 1995, marking an unceremonious end to one of the more colorful chapters in the history of American sports.Trench made high quality t-shirts with a great vintage feel to them. It is our pleasure to pass on these limited vintage t-shirts to you.
This item is a genuine vintage piece. It is new (unworn), has tags or authenticity stickers and is in excellent condition. However, some items may have slight imperfections caused by 30+ years of storage. Each item is carefully inspected before it leaves our facility in the United States. Small cracks in the paint etc. add to the patina of the item and should not be considered imperfections, they are a part of its rich American history.