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    1985 Interlake/Boy Scouts Michael Jordan PSA Gem Mint 10. Michael Jordan took sports marketing to a different stratosphere and changed sports as we know them. Before his Airness arrived in Chicago, empty seats and mediocre basketball were the norm. After Jordan put his stamp on the franchise, the NBA was never the same. When Jordan first started wearing his Air Jordan brand, the NBA fined him each time as the colors did not conform with the established rules. Sensing they had something on their hands, Nike paid the fine for Jordan and the rest is marketing history. Michael Jordan's 1986 Fleer rookie card is one of the most sought-after modern cards of any sport, and arguably the most popular card from any era or sport. When the Interlake Youth Incentive Program and the Boy Scouts sponsored a set of 5x7" promos showcasing the players from the Chicago Bulls it just so happened the team roster noted a young man named Michael Jordan. This was a full year before Jordan made his Fleer brand debut. We could go on and on but the rest is basketball history. Scarcely made available is this regional premium depicting Jordan with his trademark hanging tongue about to score two more. Such larger cards are so susceptible to wear and tear and the casual handling of youths excited to about the newest basketball phenom now playing for their home town team. This is a wonderful pack-fresh example, with impeccable centering and superb color. The bold, perfectly focused and brilliant image of Jordan is a classic. Or maybe it was just the shows... Graded PSA Gem MT 10, this is one of five examples to grade Gem MT by PSA.

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    May, 2015
    14th-16th Thursday-Saturday
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