A super-rare Michael Jordan signed basketball card just sold for over $1.4 MILLION at auction … SMASHING the previous record price for an MJ card by over $500K!!
The piece is a 1997 Upper Deck Game Jersey Michael Jordan card — one of only 23 ever produced.
The card is numbered 8/23 — but more importantly, it features a clear signature and a piece of the actual jersey MJ wore during the legendary 1992 NBA All-Star game!
The card was graded by PSA (one of the top names in authentication and card grading) as a “Near Mint 7” … and the signature quality was graded a “Near Mint 8.”
The card — which measures 3.5″ by 2.5″ — hit the block at Heritage Auctions and after 61 bids, it sold on Feb. 4 for $1.44 MILLION!
The previous record price for a Jordan card was $915K — also auctioned off by Heritage a few months back — for the green-shaded 1997 Michael Jordan Metal Universe Precious Metal Gem card.
The price is shocking … but it’s not really surprising. The value of MJ items has EXPLODED since ESPN’s series “The Last Dance” aired in 2020.
Everything from Jordan’s old Mercedes-Benz to game-worn Nikes to canceled checks (yes, really) have sold for exorbitant prices.
Heritage says the record buyer of the MJ signed jersey card wishes to remain anonymous … at least for now.
As for the 1992 All-Star game, Jordan was a starter for the Eastern Conference team (along with Scottie Pippen, Isiah Thomas, Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing) … scoring 18 points, and dishing out 5 assists.
The ’92 ASG was special not only because it was jam-packed with future Hall of Famers … it also marked the memorable return of Magic Johnson — who retired after the 1991-1992 season after announcing he had HIV.
Bottom line — crack open your old card collections and start searching for MJ stuff … it’s more valuable than gold!!!
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