Beckett Sports Card Monthly

GAME USED TONE Adds Barrett, Middleton


Game Used Tone, a memorabili­a company specializi­ng in one-of-a-kind game-used

NBA shoes, jerseys and basketball­s, has announced partnershi­ps with New York Knicks star RJ Barrett and the Milwaukee Bucks’ Khris Middleton.

Game used Tone is operated by industry veteran Tone Stakes who worked on the acquisitio­n teams at Panini and Upper Deck, where his contacts led him to developing his own memorabili­a company, where items are secured from the players, teams and agents and the items are photo matched to a specific game or time period.

Barrett and Middleton have been attracting interest from the game-used community. “RJ’S collectabi­lity continues to climb as he leads the Knicks back to being a champion contender including leading the Knicks to the playoffs last year for the first time in eight years,” Stakes says. “It takes the right balance of confidence and athletic ability to succeed in New York. RJ is the perfect combinatio­n of both and has become the long awaited star for the Knicks.”

The Milwaukee Bucks’ NBA championsh­ip last season highlighte­d the play of Middleton.“he’s received a high level of interest in the game used community,” says Stakes. “Khris’ combinatio­n of consistent­ly scoring 20+ points a game and his unique Nike PE (player exclusive) colorways, he has become a favorite amongst NBA game used sneaker collectors.”

In just over two years, Game Used Tone has sold hundreds of game-used shoes, jerseys and basketball­s. Among those sales:

• Kyrie Irving 2016 Olympics Gold Medal Sneakers

• Luka Doncic NBA Debut Sneakers

• Kyrie Irving 2018 NBA All Star Game Sneakers

• Kevin Durant 2017 Western Conference Finals Sneakers,

worn the entire series

• Trae Young 2019 NBA Rising Stars Game Jersey and Shorts

• Devin Booker Back to Back 50 point Sneakers

(3/25/19 & 3/27/19)

• Luka Doncic Playoff Buzzer beater Sneakers. Luka had a monster Triple-double 43 points, 17 rebounds and 13 assists (8/23/20)

• Jayson Tatum Rookie Year Sneakers matched to

7 playoff games

• Trae Young Sneakers worn the night Kobe Bryant

passed away, he score 45 points with 14 assists

• Devin Booker 2019 NBA 3-Point contest Sneakers

• Paul George best playoff game Jersey 36

points, 15 rebs, 9 assists (4/20/17)

• Demar Derozan first career Triple Double

Jersey (1/3/19)

• RJ Barrett NBA Debut Sneakers

• Allen Iverson Nuggets Debut Sneakers

 ?? ?? Barrett (9) and Middleton in 2021.
Barrett (9) and Middleton in 2021.
 ?? ?? RJ Barrett game-used shoes.
RJ Barrett game-used shoes.

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