Early Friday, Michael Jordan posterized yet again — in the perpetually world of sports cards and collectibles.
The highest-graded ticket stub (bestowed with a grade of EX-MT 6 from Professional Sports Authenticator, or PSA) from Michael Jordan’s NBA debut sold for $264,000 at auction, breaking the record for most expensive collectible sports ticket ever sold.
More than 13,000 fans were in attendance to see Michael Jordan make his NBA debut against the Washington Bullets at the now-demolished Chicago Stadium on Oct. 26, 1984. Huggins & Scott Auctions
The sale, conducted by Huggins & Scott Auctions, includes a 20% buyer’s premium. Even without said premium, the sale still would have broken the previous record, set in October when a ticket stub from Game 3 of the 1903 (and first) World Series sold for $175,000 at Christie’s.
Jordan made his NBA debut on Oct. 26, 1984, at the now-demolished Chicago Stadium. More than 13,000 were in attendance to see Jordan’s Bulls beat the Washington Bullets 109-93.
Jordan scored 16 points to go along with 6 rebounds and 7 assists. He also blocked four shots, the third most by a rookie in a team’s season opener all time.
The stub is yet another item from Jordan’s rookie season that has cropped up recently. In late October, a pair of game-worn sneakers from Jordan’s rookie season sold at Sotheby’s for $1.472 million, which decimated the record for most expensive game-worn footwear, which had also been held by Jordan.
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