October 17, 2022 – The Charlotte Hornets and MeiGray Group today announced their collaboration on a new program that will offer fully authenticated Game-Worn Jerseys worn during the 2022-23 NBA season by Hornets players.
The NBA’s Official Game-Worn Authenticator, MeiGray will work directly with the Hornets to offer the jerseys as part of the NBA & MeiGray Game-Worn Authentication Program. Proceeds from the partnership will go towards the Charlotte Hornets Foundation, which focuses on reinvesting in and creating a stronger Charlotte community.
“MeiGray is an industry leader in game-worn authentication, and we’re pleased to provide our fans and collectors the ability to get authenticated Game-Worn Jerseys straight from our locker room,” said Hornets Chief Marketing Officer Seth Bennett. “We’re also excited that the partnership will benefit our Charlotte Hornets Foundation and assist us in our efforts in the community.”
All season long, complete sets of Game-Worn Jerseys in each of the team’s four uniform styles – Icon, Association, Statement and City Edition – will be available at auctions.nba.com. Jerseys are also available for pre-order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, select jerseys from previous seasons are now available for retail sale at nbagameworn.com.
“We’re honored to partner with an exciting young franchise like the Hornets,” said MeiGray President and Chief Operating Officer Barry Meisel. “And we’re delighted that fully authenticated Game-Worn Jerseys enjoyed by Charlotte’s most loyal fans will benefit the local community.”
MeiGray’s team has more than 60 years of experience in the game-worn sports memorabilia industry and utilizes a database to retain information on every item it sells and/or authenticates. Every item purchased will come with MeiGrade Registration, which includes a letter of authenticity.