2019 Summer Premium Live and Catalog Auction Lots 1-82 Close Aug 1- 83-end close 8/10
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Michael Jordan sent shock waves through the sporting world in 1993 when he announced he was tired of basketball and was retiring. Jordan had had a rough year after his father was murdered and decided to pursue professional baseball which was his father’s original dream for his son. Jordan signed with the Chicago White Sox in early 1994 and this Louisville Slugger dates to the 1994 season with the club. 

After spring training, Jordan was assigned to the Double-A Birmingham Barons where he hit .202 for the year for manager Terry Francona. However, things began to look up when he showed vast improvement in the Arizona Fall League, but the MLB Players strike that started on August 12th of 1994 that canceled the remainder of the season and lasted until April 2nd of 1995. Before the strike ended, Jordan called it quits on his baseball dreams. Switching gears, Jordan released a two-word press release in March, 1995 simply stating “I’m back” and restarted his NBA career.

This offered Louisville Slugger M216 model bat was used by Jordan during the 1994 season and displays heavy game use and is un-cracked. There are ball marks, white leather scuffs and blue ink transfers present on the barrel. The handle and lower barrel have a moderate coating of pine tar. The barrel is stamped with “MICHAEL JORDAN  CHICAGO WHITE SOX” and Jordan’s famous number “45” is hand written on the knob end in silver marker. One of the nicest Michael Jordan gamers to hit the market and this bat comes with a LOA from PSA/DNA (1B17198) for the game use and has been graded a near-perfect GU 9.

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