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    1982 NCAA Semi-Finals Full Ticket Signed by Michael Jordan (UDA), PSA/DNA Authentic.

    "His Airness. MJ. Air Jordan. Before Michael Jordan was any of these things, before he was the most recognizable athlete in the world, he was Mike Jordan, the freshman for North Carolina. Then he hit a game-winning shot in the 1982 national championship game, and Mike became Michael Jordan, who became all of the above."

    The presented ticket set the greatest figure in the history of the sport on a collision course with destiny, as his North Carolina Tar Heels downed the Houston Cougars to set up one of the most dramatic Finals in March Madness history, a tightly-contested thriller featuring three future Basketball Hall of Famers. Jordan would record eighteen points in this semi-finals victory, shooting seven for fourteen from the field and drilling all four free throw attempts.

    As Jordan's star continued to rise, the original owner of this rare full ticket must have regretted he missed the opportunity to see the freshman favorite of legendary coach Dean Smith on the biggest national stage to date, but collectors today will celebrate that error. Only twenty-nine full tickets from this contest appear within the PSA population. The bold sharpie autograph was applied to the ticket at a 2017 edition of Jordan's famous "Flight School Camp" through Upper Deck, whose holographic sticker (with matching COA) is affixed to verso. Ticket rates EX-MT and autograph is 9/10. Note that a Jordan signed ticket stub from the 1982 NCAA Finals sold in our May 2021 auction for $90,000. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, Authentic. COA (copy) from UDA (UAS25060).


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