Former President Obama's school basketball vest for sale.

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'Barry' Obama playing fo Punahou in the vest.<br />
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Barack Obama's high school basketball top has emerged for sale for £80,000. ($100,000)<br />
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The former president was a callow 18 year old when he wore the white number 23 jersey for Punahou School in Hawaii 40 years ago.<br />
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His love of the sport endured into adulthood and he was frequently seen playing it at the White House.<br />
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The top was due to be discarded at the end of the 1978/79 season, but his team-mate Peter Noble decided to take it home as he had also worn it when Obama was not able to play.<br />
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He kept hold of it as a souvenir as they had become state champions. Now, four decades later, he is selling it with Heritage Auctions, of Dallas, Texas.