Michael Jordan Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Michael Jordan Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the celebrated basketball player Michael Jordan.

 

Brief history/biography

Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on February 17th, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York and has been declared as "the greatest basketball player of all time" by the NBA.

Jordan first became recognized for his athletic talents when he played for the University of North Carolina's basketball team in 1981-1982 and was declared as the NCAA's College Player of the Year in 1983 and 1984. Jordan was then drafted to play for the Chicago Bulls in 1984.

Jordan was declared as the "Greatest North American Athlete in the 20th Century" by ESPN and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.

Types of memorabilia

Jerseys

Grey Flannel Auctions, Inc. in Westhampton, New York sold Jordan's used and autographed 1984-1985 rookie Chicago Bulls jersey for $50,000 in September of 2009, his used University of North Carolina jersey for $95,000 in September of 2008, his used 1993 NBA All-Star jersey for $20,000 in September of 2007, his used 1972 Wilt Chamberlain Lakers road jersey for $30,000 in September of 2008, his used and signed Wilt Chamberlain jersey as well as his 1971-1972 Los Angeles Lakers road jersey for $21,600 in June of 2006, and his used and signed Chicago Bulls rookie jersey for $54,000 in August of 2011.

Christie's in New York sold Jordan's used and signed 1994 Chicago White Sox pullover road jersey as well as a ticket stub from the Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox game on April 7th, 1994 at Wrigley Field for $14,100 in October of 2000, and his used 1992 Olympic game Dream Team jersey (circa 1992) for $29,900 in September of 1997.

Basketballs

Julien's in Beverly Hills sold a basketball that was signed by both Michael Jordan and Michael Jackson and used in the "Jam" video (circa 1992) as well as a poster of Jackson and Jordan with the basketball for $294,000 in October of 2010.

Cards

Beckett Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold Michael Jordan's 1986-87 rookie card for $100,000 in June of 2011.

Game nets

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a NCAA Basketball Championship game net from the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana for $26,000 in August of 2011. (This historic basketball game between the University of North Carolina and Georgetown University on March 29th, 1982 helped catapult Jordan's basketball career after he sank the game-winning shot in this net).

NBA Patches

A 2003-2004 NBA patch which was signed by both Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant sold for $19,100 on eBay in November of 2004.

Photographs

Julien's in Beverly Hills sold three signed photographs of Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan when they appeared in the "Jam" music video for $14,062.50 in June of 2011.

Jewellery

Sotheby's in New York sold Jordan's gold Patek Philippe wristwatch for $16,250 in October of 2010.

Guide for collectors

Memorabilia that was once signed or used by Michael Jordan is considered to be the most rare and valuable, while memorabilia that was used by Jordan during a historic basketball game is considered to be the most rare. Michael Jordan's rookie cards are also some of the highest-selling sports memorabilia items at auctions.

 

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