Exclusive Michael Jordan Memorbilia Goes To Auction [Photos]
Some of Michael Jordan’s most prized possessions from his career at North Carolina is out for auction.
The lucky person won the items after winning the auction for a storage locker. Little did he know what was in there.
ESPN has the report.
After changing hands twice, New Jersey-based auction house Goldin Auctions acquired two 1980 North Carolina Tar Heels recruiting letters — one from assistant Bill Guthridge and another from coach Dean Smith — from a consigner.
The documents, Goldin Auctions founder Ken Goldin says, were some of the personal items Jordan gave to “Michael Jordan’s 23,” a restaurant that opened in Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1999.
Goldin says that when the restaurant closed in November 2003, some of the items on the wall went into a storage locker, which became property of a lucky man after a storage bill wasn’t paid.
The auction, which opened Friday, lists an opening bid for the Smith letter at $5,000, with the Guthridge letter having a $2,500 reserve. The letters, as well as Smith’s handwriting on his letter, has been deemed real by authentication company PSA/DNA.
Take a look at some of the items available in the gallery above.