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    1985 Nike Promo Michael Jordan #2 PSA Gem Mint 10. It's one of the most famous images in post-war sports history, though it's even more recognizable in the "Jumpman" silhouette it spawned that has adorned every pair of Nike's Air Jordan brand since its second edition. Here, of course, the greatest figure in basketball history wears the Originals, soaring above the Chicago skyline and a glowing orange sunset beyond.

    While the 1986-87 Fleer rookie will always reign supreme as the sports' most recognizable trading card, this issue is noteworthy for predating that legendary entry in The Standard Catalog, and for its relative rarity. This card is almost exactly half as common as the Fleer in Gem Mint 10 condition, a function of both its considerably smaller original print run and the added difficulty of maintaining perfect condition at significantly larger (3x5") dimensions. Verso provides the highlights of Jordan's early years, both college and his 1984-85 NBA rookie campaign, as well as the text, "Promotional Use Only/Not For Resale."

    The perfect grade leaves us little to provide in a condition report beyond a list of superlatives, as corners, surfaces and centering are all beyond reproach. The value of this card should much more closely mirror those of the Fleer issue in our opinion, and it appears that the rest of the hobby is coming around to that opinion as prices continue a steady rise.

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    February, 2021
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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