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Michael Jordan 1997-98 Upper Deck autographed card sells for $840K at auction

Bulls Michael Jordan 1997 Upper Deck autographed card sells for $840K at auction PWCC Marketplace

A Michael Jordan 1997-98 Upper Deck Game Jersey Patch card autographed by the six-time Chicago Bulls champion sold for $840,000 at PWCC Marketplace Thursday evening.

The high-value card features the legend’s 1992 All-Star Game jersey, along with his autographed signature. On the back of the collector’s item is a statement by President Brian M. Burr of The Upper Deck Company, LLC.

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“Congratulations! You have received a ‘Game-Worn Jersey’ Card personally autographed by Michael Jordan,” the statement by Burr reads. “On the front of this card is an authentic piece of game-worn jersey from a jersey worn by Michael Jordan in the 1992 NBA All-Star Game.

“This card was not autographed in the presence of a representative of The Upper Deck Company, LLC., but was obtained directly from Michael Jordan. This certificate expressly warrants the authenticity of the athlete’s signature. Enjoy your autographed card!”

Moreover, the card was graded mint/near mint (BSG 8) by Beckett. Of course, the autograph received a perfect score of 10. “It’s a piece of history in that, it was the very first time you could pull a game-used and autographed Michael Jordan card out of a trading card pack,” PWCC executive Jesse Craig told TMZ Sports.

A rare, autographed Michael Jordan 1997-98 Upper Deck Game Jersey Patch card sold for $840,000 at PWCC Marketplace, only 23 cards were produced

Furthermore, because Jordan wore the No. 23 jersey, only 23 cards were distributed. For that reason, the 1997 Upper Deck Game Jersey Patch card is difficult to find, especially with the legend’s autographed signature. This one is the sixth-highest selling Jordan card as well.

At the 1992 NBA All-Star Game, Michael Jordan led the East in scoring with 18 points in 31 minutes. The Hall of Famer also ended his performance with one rebound, five assists, and…

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