24 years ago to the day, Michael Jordan his one of the most unforgettable shots in NBA history over Utah Jazz guard Byron Russell to lock up the Bulls sixth NBA Finals title and his sixth NBA Finals MVP award.
The still shot of that image is about as iconic as it gets for Bulls fans and even just fans of MJ himself.
So, it’s fitting that on the anniversary of that unforgettable moment Jordan makes the news. According to Dan Hajducky of ESPN, a 1986-87 Fleer Jordan rookie card sold for over A MILLION BUCKS! The Jordan rookie card sold with auction house Christie’s for $1.008 million, including fees and premiums.
As Dan writes in his story over at ESPN, the card was one of 23 cards re-released by Fleer in their 2006-07 sets, all of which were signed by Jordan and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
It’s times like these where I am painfully reminded of how awesome my collection of baseball and basketball cards that were unfortunately ruined in a flood in my Mother’s basement after I moved out on my own was. 😩
Anyways, more on the sale and some other fun facts about Jordan memorabilia sales that you might find interesting: