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Rare Michael Jordan autographed game jersey patch trading card sells for $840,000

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Michael Jordan he hasn’t appeared in an NBA game since the 2002-03 season, but his grandeur and mystique have lived on through the sports memorabilia market, especially after the latter-day documentary of his dynasty The Chicago Bulls have been released in 2020.

A Jordan trading card recently sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars on the PWCC market. The 1997 Upper Deck Game Jersey Patch Autograph Card sold for $840,000. The card present his jersey from the 1992 NBA All-Star Game. Beckett rated the card as min/near mint 8 and the signing was given a 10.

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“It’s a piece of history in that it was the first time a used, autographed Michael Jordan card could be pulled out of a pack of trading cards,” PWCC executive Jesse Craig said on Friday.

“With only 23 copies of the card released, this card was nearly impossible to pull out of a pack. And, to this day, it remains one of the most in-demand basketball cards to come to market.”

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The Jordan card was part of PWCC’s January Premier Auction. The company said the auction totaled nearly $12 million in sales.

The 1992 All-Star Game was Jordan’s eighth appearance of his career. The game was played in Orlando and came at a time when a lot of attention was being paid to Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson.

Johnson announced his retirement early in the season after being diagnosed with HIV. He was again voted to the All-Star Game and scored 25 points in a 153-113 Western Conference win.

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