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By the 1998 Eastern Conference Finals, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls were on the verge of winning their sixth title in eight seasons (one of those seasons Jordan was retired, while the other Jordan came back late in the season). With their full dynasty squad and coached by Phil Jackson, the Chicago Bulls were never really tested in the playoffs.

The Indiana Pacers, coached by Celtics legend and Hall of Famer Larry Bird, were all the Bulls could handle, forcing a seventh game – losing 88-83 at the United Center. The Pacers were led by sharpshooter Reggie Miller, along with Hall of Famer Chris Mullin, Mark Jackson, Rik Smits and Dale Davis. Only one game in the series was decided by more than 10 points and the home team won every game. From the popular series “The Last Dance” on ESPN, Jordan stated “If I had to pick a team that gave us the toughest time in the East, Indiana was probably the toughest – outside of Detroit (Bad Boys)”.

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. The Bulls lost both games, both by two points and both with Jordan the leading scorer – pumping in 30 and 28 points respectively. This iconic red mesh jersey has “BULLS” and “23” sewn on the front in black and white tackle twill. The Nike size 50 tag with a “LENGTH+4” flag and adjacent “NBA AUTHENTICS” and “CHICAGO BULLS” logo tags are sewn on the front left tail. The back of the jersey has “JORDAN” and “23” sewn on in black and white tackle twill. The open sleeves and rounded collar have the white/black/red/black/white striping pattern. The NBA logo is embroidered on the upper left chest. One of the last Bulls’ jerseys ever worn by Michael Jordan as he announced his second retirement following the 1998 NBA Finals. This jersey comes with a LOA from the Chicago Bulls and LOAs from Sports Investors Authentication and the MeiGray Group, who have both photo matched this jersey to Games 3 & 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals played on May 23 and May 25, 1998.

Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $75,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $288,000.00
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Sunday, July 19, 2020.
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