Michael Jordan Memorabilia to be Offered at September 17th Basketball Auction in Chicago
EXTON, Pa., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Hunt Auctions, an 18-year veteran of the sports memorabilia auction industry, in conjunction with Upper Deck Authenticated, will offer Michael Jordan’s personal collection of golf clubs, bags, and other related accessories as part of a 300-plus lot basketball auction to be held live on September 17, 2009 at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago. The items in Michael Jordan’s 50+ lot collection represent his substantial time on the golf course. While not every piece of equipment was employed by the basketball legend, some golf clubs and bags show substantial use. Expected to fetch $30,000-$40,000, the group is being sold to benefit the James Jordan Foundation.
“An iconic athlete’s personal ephemera is always a huge draw for bidders,” said David Hunt, president of Hunt Auctions. “We’re thrilled to be offering such a unique collection for both Michael Jordan and golf enthusiasts alike.”
Also up for auction is a private collection of Michael Jordan memorabilia that includes several significant pieces, including a selection of items from the famed 1992 USA Olympic Basketball “Dream Team”. Of particular interest is Jordan’s warm up jacket from the 1992 games in Barcelona estimated at $4,000-$5,000. The 125-lot collection is offered for the first time publicly with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the James Jordan Foundation.
Additional items up for bid include a pair of Nike sneakers LeBron James wore and inscribed in tribute to President Barack Obama. The sneakers, which read, “44th President Barack Obama,” across the front, were worn during a game on January 23, 2009.
Highlights of the basketball auction include:
- 1992-93 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls professional model home jersey (est. $10,000-$15,000)
- Michael Jordan autographed 1992 Nike USA Olympic warm up jacket ($4,000-$5,000)
- 1992 Michael Jordan USA Olympic Basketball Team Identification badge ($3,000-$4,000)
- Michael Jordan autographed personal golf bag ($2,000-$3,000)
- LeBron James game worn basketball sneakers with handwritten tribute inscription to President Obama ($5,000-$7,500)
- Rare Barack Obama autographed basketball. ($2,000-$3,000)
A preview exhibition will run Tuesday, September 15th thru Thursday, September 17th at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Complimentary appraisals of sports memorabilia will be available for visitors. Bids are accepted live at the auction, via phone at 610-524-0822, or at www.HuntAuctions.com.
SOURCE Hunt Auctions