NBA Auctions Off Autographed Jay-Z Brooklyn Nets Jerseys

By Jay Casteel  |  10/17/2012

Jay-Z rocking his 'Carter' Brooklyn Nets jersey at Barclays Center opening

Jay-Z debuted the new Brooklyn Nets jersey in late September, during the first of his eight sold-out concerts at the new Barclays Center. The jersey he worn is now being auctioned off.

To celebrate the team's new identity and the opening of their new home in Brooklyn, ten limited-edition "Carter 4" Nets jerseys, autographed by the rap superstar, are set to be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting his Shawn Carter Foundation.

The auction will go live at beginning Wednesday (October 17) for a period of two weeks, ending October 31. All of the jerseys have been authenticated by MeiGray Group, the NBA's official authentication partner, and will be registered into the NBA and MeiGray Group Authentication Program.

The black and white jersey, developed by NBA on-court apparel partner Adidas, features "Brooklyn" across the front and a herringbone tape running vertically along the sides, matching the Nets' herringbone-designed court at Barclays Center.

"I believe everybody in the world is born with genius level talent. Apply yourself to whatever you're genius at and you can do anything in the world," Jay told the audience at his sold-out show.

His mission through the Shawn Carter Foundation is to help individuals facing socio-economic hardships further their education at institutions of higher learning. Since 2003, the Foundation has distributed more than $1.4M in scholarship awards to help needy scholars across the nation and all of the proceeds from this auction will support the advancement of the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.

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