Back in January the Sparks were going to have a “clean out the closet” sale of old memorabilia. Instead, they were announcing Candace Parker’s pregnancy. Tonight they finally had the rummage sale, and it was worth the wait. In fact, I thought of so many people as I was going through the piles of old uniforms – the Nikki Teasley fans (autographed jerseys) especially. There were old jerseys from the first year, when Michelle Edwards was on the Cleveland Rockers. I saw a Ukari Figgs jersey. There was a Monarchs jersey when Ruthie Bolton was still Ruthie Bolton-Holifield.
Here’s my bounty for the evening, and I’m pleased: a Swoopes jersey, an autographed Holdsclaw jersey, old Comets and Utah Starzz hats, and an autographed Candace Parker draft T-shirt that I’ve never seen before.
Thanks, LA Sparks.