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Lot # 1476 (of 1743)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1985 Nike Basketball Dinner Signed Basketball with Jordan

Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $588

This multisigned Spalding rubber basketball, featuring the signature of Michael Jordan and twenty-three other individuals, was originally obtained in 1985 at a sports award dinner sponsored by Nike. Ideally, the provenance of this piece could not be any finer. The original recipient, as probably did other guests that night, took advantage of the situation by bringing a basketball to be signed by some of the sports personalities in attendance. Unlike most of the other guests, however, he had either the foresight or good luck to get a picture of himself holding his signed prize while posing together with Jordan. That original photo, which has since been laminated, accompanies the ball. As one can clearly see by the positioning of the signatures, the ball he is holding in the photo is the very ball offered here! A total of twenty-four black Sharpie signatures appear on the ball, including Michael Jordan, Alex English Jim Paxson, Quinn Buckner, Purvis Short, Paul Silas, and Clark Kellogg. Signatures range from "6" to "9," averaging "7/8." The ball is slightly deflated, otherwise in Near Mint condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $588

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