Michael Jordan collectibles hitting the auction block shouldn’t be missed by any serious sports collector. He is one of the most famous athletes of all time and easily the most famous in basketball. It’s harder than it used to be to find Michael Jordan autographed, game-worn jerseys and shoes, so when they come along, you have to sit up and pay attention.
Michael Jordan’s career started with his extremely impressive college years playing for the UNC Tar Heels in the ACC from 1981-1984. It was obvious even then that he was something rare. Something special. His NBA career rocketed him to superstardom, earning him numerous awards including five NBA MVP awards, six NBA championships, and even two Olympic gold medals. The record book needed constant amending.
His game still echoes in the praises of other significant players. “There’s Michael Jordan and then there is the rest of us,” said Magic Johnson.
His stats are impressive to this day, but he was also known for his style. Michael Jordan didn’t just get the job done and then some. He did it with flair. He balanced a grace of movement with a face of determination, tongue hanging out, that was made for the cameras. He put on a good show. This also made him a marketing darling for endorsement deals. So in addition to collectible cards, #23 jerseys, autographed basketballs, and the like, collectors want game-worn Nike Air Jordans.
For Michael Jordan collectibles, there is a wide variety of items available ranging from his NCAA years to his time in the NBA, and even time since then. The basketball star spent some time playing baseball and golf, too, so autographed baseball bats and golf clubs are special as well. This all makes him a great athlete for both the beginning collector and the veteran. Value of items ranges greatly depending on rarity and condition.
The 2016 Goldin Auctions Summer Premium Live Auction is proud to have a treasure trove of Jordan items, and starting July 8, they can be previewed before the August 4 auction. Our items include a 1997-98 Michael Jordan playoff game-used and signed Chicago Bulls home jersey worn on May 3, 1998, 1997 game-used Nike sneakers, and even a Michael Jordan hand-written love poem bearing one of the earliest known Jordan signatures complete with a certificate of authenticity from James Spence Authentication.