RUNNEMEDE, NJ – June 23, 2020 - Since the airing of “The Last Dance” Documentary in March and April the market for Michael Jordan memorabilia has soared to heights unimaginable and certainly unpredictable considering the current economic status of the country. As a result of the heighted popularity in combination with the record prices achieved on Michael Jordan memorabilia in Goldin Auctions Spring Premium, Goldin Auctions has assembled what is considerably the most prolific collection of Michael Jordan items in one auction in terms of total value and total number of offerings. The Michael Jordan section of the auction features an impressive 310 lots consisting of Michael Jordan items and is highlighted by his jersey from Game 3 and 4 of the 1998 Eastern Conference Finals, a pair of 1984-85 Game Used Jordan I sneakers as well as several signed and game used items from his Babe ruth baseball coach from 1976-78. The auction is currently open for bidding on GoldinAuctions.com and will close on July 18th.
Ken Goldin, CEO and Founder of Goldin Auctions explains “This is a historic, unprecedented auction in terms of product quality and depth relating to the all-time greatest Michael Jordan. It is a chance of a lifetime for any Jordan fan or collector to get a piece of history before it is gone forever.”
Lot #1 - 1997-98 Michael Jordan Eastern Conference Finals Game Used Chicago Bulls Road Jersey Photo Matched To Games 3 & 4 vs Pacers (Bulls LOA, MeiGray & Sports Investors)- Famous "Last Dance" Jersey - Offered here is one of the premier Michael Jordan game used jerseys ever offered. This road Chicago Bulls jersey has been photo matched to Games 3 & 4 of the 1998 Eastern Conference Finals’ games played at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis by Sports Investors Authentication and the MeiGray Group.
Lot #2 - 1984-85 Michael Jordan Rookie Season Game Used & Dual Signed Pair of Air Jordan I Sneakers (MEARS, Bulls Trainer LOA & PSA/DNA) - These game used and signed Michael Jordan rookie sneakers comes with full LOA from MEARS (315001), and individual LOAs from PSA/DNA (AA07832 & AA00783) for his signatures. There is also a letter of provenance from Bulls/Bucks trainer.
Lot #9, 10 & 19 – Three Different 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan GEM MINT 10 Graded Rookie Cards
Lot #11 - 1986/87 Fleer Basketball Unopened Wax Box (36 Packs) – BBCE Certified - Presented here is a full and complete wax box of 1986/87 Fleer basketball cards.
Lot #13 - 2004/05 UD Exquisite Collection Patch Parallel #4-AP Michael Jordan Signed Game Used Patch Card (#1/1) – The elite, limited-edition piece is serial-numbered "1/1."
Lot #76 - Michael Jordan Signed 1981 Laney High School Yearbook - This offered yearbook, not only features a young Michael Jordan, or “Mike Jordan” as he is often referenced, but this book has been signed by the then-future North Carolina and Chicago Bulls’ star.
Lot #123 - 1976 Michael Jordan Signed Babe Ruth League Parkers Food Store Team Signed Baseball (PSA/DNA & Coach LOA) - This offered Little League Horsehide Cover stamped baseball was signed in 1976 when Jordan was playing in a Babe Ruth League in Wilmington, North Carolina for Parkers Food Store. Jordan, along with the rest of his teammates, signed this ball to his coach Richard Neher.
Lot #125 - 1977-78 Michael Jordan Game Used First Baseman Glove from Babe Ruth League (Coach LOA & PSA/DNA) - In the mid-to-late 1970’s, Michael Jordan played baseball during the summer and offered here is the very first baseman’s glove he used during the 1977-78 Babe Ruth League season. A historic glove and it comes with a LOA from Jordan’s coach Richard Neher and a LOA from PSA/DNA (1G00619) for the game use.
Lot # 141 - 1984-85 Star #101 Michael Jordan Rookie Card – The Star #101 Michael Jordan Rookie Card is notorious for centering problems and other physical issues that make the MINT 9 grade so difficult to achieve. Naturally, specimens of this desirable card graded MINT 9 or above are exclusive pieces, and they are very seldom made available for sale in the industry. A superb item from every perspective! Mint condition.
Lot # 153 - 1985 Prism/Jewel Stickers #7 Michael Jordan Rookie Card – The series holding this bright and colorful novelty was available just briefly during the mid-1980's, and the items were sold only from the racks of gumball machines stationed in variety and grocery store entrances. Most of the stickers were used at the time for immediate entertainment, effectively suffering destruction in the process, and very few have survived in high grade.
Lot # 160 & 171 – 1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Signed Rookie Cards Graded 8 NM-MT+ & 9 MINT – Two scarce signed examples of the highly sought after Michael Jordan rookie card bearing NM-MT+ and MINT grades for the signatures.
Lot #240 - Lot of (2) Chicago Bulls Practice Used Portable Basketball Hoops From The Berto Center - Featured in "The Last Dance" –
Lot #’s 245-249 – Michael Jordan Game Used Jerseys with Bulls LOA’s, MEARS and other certifications
Lot #’s 250-253 – Michel Jordan Game Used and Signed Sneakers with Bulls LOA’s, UDA, MEARS and other certifications
Lot #254 - 1984-85 Michael Jordan Original Air Jordan 1 TYPS Player Issued Sneakers In Original Box - Brand New - The Finest Pair Known - Offered is a pair of Nike Air Jordan 1 sneakers issued Jordan during his rookie season. As with other documented Michael Jordan personal game shoes from 1985, these two shoes are actually different sizes, specifically size 13 for the left shoe and size 13.5 for the right shoe.
Lot #’s 263-267 – Five Lots including Michael Jordan Game Used and attributed Baseball Bats –
Lot #’s 271-274 – Michael Jordan Worn Golf Shoes and Golf Bag - Jordan is avid golfer and didn’t start playing until his junior season had just concluded at North Carolina with an upset loss to Indiana in the East Regional semi-final. It just so happened that one of the people that got him introduced to the game was PGA Pro Davis Love III, who was a sophomore at UNC in 1984. After Jordan played his first round that spring, he was hooked, and has been playing ever since.
Lot #281 - 1998 Michael Jordan Signed $15,000 Check Casino Marker Dated 2/16/98 & Payable To Trump Indiana, Inc – Casino Owned By Donald Trump - The check was drawn from “CRESTAR BANK MD” of Bethesda, Maryland and Jordan signed his name in black pen on the signature line with “JORDAN, MICHAEL J” pre-printed in black below the signature line. What’s interesting about this check is the timing in which Jordan visited Trump’s casino in Gary, Indiana.
Lot #291 – Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James Triple Signed Basketball - They are three of the greatest basketball players of the last 30 years – Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. Offered here is a premier Spalding basketball that has been signed by all three greats.
The Auction also includes 29 Basketballs Signed by Michael Jordan including multiple Team Signed Basketballs from UNC and the Chicago Bulls, as well as other with superstars like Kobe, LeBron, Pippen and Rodman. The auction also includes 27 Jerseys that have Michael Jordan’s signature as well as a variety of rare trading cards from the 1980’s to present day inserts.