Michael Jordan’s 1984 NBA Debut Ticket Stub Sells For $ 264,000
Although Michael Jordan has been retired for almost 20 years, he continues to make records. This time around, a ticket stub from Jordan’s NBA debut for the Chicago Bulls set the record for the most expensive collectible sports ticket ever sold on Friday.
According to Reuters, the stub of the note dated October 26, 1984 with a grade PSA EX-MT 6 was sold for the low price of $ 264,000 at an auction by Huggins & Scott Auctions. The final bid for the ticket was $ 220,000, but a 20% buyer’s premium further increased its price.
The previous record for the most expensive collectible sports ticket came from a stub from Game 3 of the very first World Series in 1973 that sold for $ 175,000 at Christie’s last October. A ticket stub from Mickey Mantle’s major-league debut in 1951 is now third; it was sold for $ 141,395.
Michael Jordan made his NBA debut on October 26, 1984 against the Washington Bullets in the old Chicago Stadium. Jordan made an incredible debut, filling the stat sheet with 16 points, six rebounds, seven assists, two steals and four blocks in his team’s 109-93 win.
Over 13,000 tickets were sold that day, but the one sold last Friday had the best rating and condition. At the time, there was some hype around Jordan in Chicago as he was the third overall pick that year.
However, no one could have predicted that Jordan would become the greatest basketball player of all time after his NBA debut. If a lot of people had done that, a lot of those ticket stubs would have been kept, filed, and collected.
Some Michael Jordan items and memorabilia that are worth a lot of money
Michael Jordan is considered the greatest basketball player in history. Jordan played 15 seasons in the NBA – 13 with the Chicago Bulls and two with the Washington Wizards.
After his retirement in 2003, Jordan became the owner of the Charlotte Hornets, and his Air Jordan brand made him a billionaire. He also makes records with memories of his playing days.
On that note, here’s a look at some of the more expensive Michael Jordan items out there:
1997-98 Michael Jordan Upper Deck Game Jersey Auto / 23
A sports card with Michael Jordan’s signature and a jersey used in the 1992 NBA All-Star Game in Orlando sold for $ 2.7 million last October. It is the most expensive Jordan-related article in history.
Michael Jordan rookie sneakers worn by matches
Also in October, sneakers worn by Michael Jordan sold for $ 1.472 million. It bears MJ’s signature, and that was in his rookie season in 1984. The shoe holds the record for the most expensive in-game shoes of all time.
UNC Michael Jordan jersey worn in match
Prior to entering the NBA, Michael Jordan played three years for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. With the Tar Heels, Jordan won an NCAA championship and one of his game-worn UNC jerseys sold for $ 1.38 million last May.
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