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    1987-88 Michael Jordan Game Worn Jersey. The 1987-1988 season was a defining one for Michael Jordan. His first three years in the league saw him ascend to the cusp of N.B.A. royalty, but there were some who still regarded him strictly as an electrifying player who put more stock in the number of points he scored rather than the number of games his team won. Michael changed quite a few minds in 87-88, leading the Bulls to a 50-32 record, and getting them out of Round One of the playoffs for the first time since his arrival in Chicago. His performance in the first round of the playoffs against Cleveland, where he averaged forty-five points per game, is the stuff of which legends are made.

    Like a great film at the Oscars, when it came to award time, Jordan swept all categories. First team All-N.B.A. for a second consecutive year, League Most Valuable Player, and Defensive Player of the Year. The All-Star Game was held in front of his hometown Chicago fans that year, and he did not disappoint, walking away with M.V.P. honors and, of course, retaining his title as Slam Dunk Champion, with the famous leap from the free throw line which is the source of one of the most famous basketball images ever.

    This Chicago Bulls home white gamer exhibits moderate use, which still sets it apart from and above the majority of Jordan jerseys that show minimal wear. The supremely memorable number "23" is screened in bold red and black on chest and verso, where the words "Bulls" and "Jordan" are announced respectively. The jersey is properly tagged with "Sand-Knit 44 Bulls Exclusivity" labels, with the "87" year and "3" L.B." alteration noted on embroidered swatches to the left. Early Jordan gamers are becoming increasingly scarce upon the auction circuit, and this is one of the finest we've encountered. Jersey expert Dave Bushing agrees, assigning a grade of A8, with points l


    Guide Value or Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.

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    May, 2008
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