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    1998 Michael Jordan Signed Check Payable to Casino Owned by Donald Trump. Both names are inescapable in any conversation about basketball or political supremacy, but even their most devoted fans would admit neither has lived the life of a Boy Scout. The fierce competitiveness that overloaded Michael Jordan's fist with Championship rings, likewise fueled (and perhaps continues to fuel) a high-stakes gambling hobby documented in small part by the offered lot.

    This signed check represents a twenty thousand dollar ($20,000) payment to "Trump Indiana, Inc." on January 18, 1998. That date matches a 106-100 Chicago Bulls victory over Charles Barkley and his Houston Rockets that saw MJ score forty-five (apparently with energy to spare). In light traffic, it would have taken Jordan about forty-five minutes to make the drive from the United Center across the Illinois border to Gary, Indiana for a ride on the Trump Riverboat Casino.

    We should note that the Bulls' next game wasn't until January 21st, so a late night of poker chips and cigars wouldn't have had any ill effect upon what would prove to be Jordan's last NBA Championship season in Chicago, and the check itself likewise appears none the worse for wear. Jordan's ink signature rates 9/10, the check showcased in a Beckett slab. Encapsulated by Beckett, Authentic.

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