Obama's high school jersey auctioned off for $120,000

How much are President Barack Obama’s old clothes worth? Six figures, apparently.

A Punahou School basketball jersey believed to be worn by the 44th president of the United States sold at Heritage Auctions in Dallas for $120,000 on Saturday. The winning bidder did not wish to be identified, and a portion of the winning bid will reportedly go to the prep school.

The No. 23 jersey was discovered by Seattle resident Peter Noble, who was three years younger than Obama at Punahou. He said he kept the jersey because he also wore it in high school and didn't realize that they shared the number until Obama became president.

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DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 20: Former President of the United States, Barack Obama, watches on during the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 20, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 20: Former U.S. President Barack Obama talks with ESPN analyst Maria Taylor while attending the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 20, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 20: Former U.S. President Barack Obama attends the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke Blue Devils in the first half at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 20, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 20: Former President of the United States, Barack Obama, watches on during the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 20, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 20: Former U.S. President Barack Obama (top center) attends the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke Blue Devils in the first half at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 20, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Former President Barack Obama joins fans during an NCAA college basketball game between Duke and North Carolina in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Former President Barack Obama joins fans while the national anthem is played during an NCAA college basketball game between Duke and North Carolina in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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The jersey sold at the auction alongside a 1979 Punahou yearbook, which shows Obama in a No. 23 jersey that is styled the exact same way. While there’s no DNA evidence to ensure it was worn by Obama — it was washed many times, after all — Heritage considers it his since “every detail” is a match.

Punahou No. 23 jerseys have been popular in the past, as some companies have re-printed updated versions of them with Obama’s name on the back. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett donned one such jersey before the team’s Week 16 win over the New York Giants.

Obama’s interest in basketball is well-documented, as he enjoyed playing while president with his special assistant Reggie Love. Since becoming a private citizen, he has also partnered with the NBA to form the Basketball Africa League and has been involved with the Giants of Africa youth basketball program.

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