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    A legend takes flight...

    1984 Michael Jordan NBA Debut Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Bullets Ticket Stub, PSA Authentic. English Lit majors think of George Orwell. Long-haired rockers think of Van Halen. But to a global audience of NBA fans, the year 1984 means one thing and one thing only--the debut of the sport's greatest star. Five days before Halloween, the most terrifying figure to any player or fan not supporting the Chicago Bulls was unleashed upon the professional game.

    The October 26, 1984 visit of the Washington Bullets to Chicago Stadium marked the beginning of the NBA season, but far more importantly the start of an athletic career unlike any in the long history of American sports. Within weeks, the birth of the most successful athletic shoe empire in history would begin its transformation of the fashion world both on and off the court. After just a single playoff appearance for the Bulls since the 1977-78 season prior to his arrival, Jordan would preside over an unbroken chain of postseason play until his departure in 1998 with six NBA Championship rings.

    Here's where it all started, MJ's sixteen points in forty minutes of play--a .313 field goal percentage--suggesting a bit of opening night nerves he'd quickly overcome. His 1984-85 NBA Rookie of the Year Award presented at the close of this season marked just the first entry in what would become a teeming professional trophy case.

    The stub is slabbed as "Authentic" and presents without any condition issues beyond the general handling and storage wear common to virtually any sports ticket. The combination or significance and rarity makes this the most desirable sports ticket of the past half-century. Encapsulated by PSA, Authentic.

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