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    Signed 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie #57 PSA/DNA Auto 8. When we look back upon the massive market surges that took place in our hobby during the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the card that will feature most prominently in our memories. This most recognizable hardcourt cardboard of the past half-century absolutely soared in value, with PSA Gem Mint 10 specimens selling for as much as twenty times their pre-lockdown heights.

    But this is no "ordinary" Jordan rookie, but rather one of the scant few blessed with an autograph of His Airness himself. That bold blue ink beauty was applied to the offered card under the auspices of Upper Deck, the purveyor of most of the authentic Jordan autographs that trade hands in the sports collectibles marketplace today. We should note that the UDA sticker number does not come up in the online database, a common issue for Jordan camp autograph sessions. This oversight should in no way discourage faith in the authenticity of the autograph.

    The experts at PSA/DNA assign an "Auto 8" rating to the signature, but we suspect that the grade would be higher if it appeared upon a blank background. It's really quite a stunner when you look closely, but the visibility is compromised somewhat by the competing contrast of the dark background to which it is applied.

    The card itself is a rather impressive specimen in its own right, with light corner touches likely the result of Jordan's handling while signing. We should note that while there are over 300 Gem Mint 10 examples of this essential rookie, the PSA population of signed examples stands at just over fifty. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, Auto 8. UDA BAF10868.


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    August, 2021
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 21
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