This complete Chicago Bulls road uniform show as much wear as we have ever seen on a modern basketball jersey, clearly having seen hundreds of minutes of floor time during its tenure in Mike’s wardrobe. The uniform was so saturated by the sweat of hardwood royalty that some of the white areas of the jersey are stained to a light gray. The supremely memorable number “23” is screened in bold black and white on chest and verso, where the words “Bulls” and “Jordan” are announced respectively. The jersey and shorts are properly tagged with “Sand-Knit 44 Bulls Exclusivity” labels, with the “3” L.B.” alteration noted on an embroidered swatch to the left. The matching shorts have similar “Sand-Knit Bulls Exclusivity” labeling, with Jordan’s sweat-smeared number “23” in marker on the size “36” tag. The provenance on the uniform is impeccable, with a letter from then Bulls V.P. of Basketball Operations Billy McKinney
Jersey Sold for $17,925.00 in Heritage Galleries May 13, 2005 Auction
Many would argue that Michael Jordan is the greatest single athlete to ever play a professional sport in this country, and surely there is much to back up that claim. Selected as the third overall pick by the Chicago Bulls in the 1984 draft, Jordan quickly began to take shape as the incredible star and leader he has come to be, building on his reputation at the University of North Carolina. While wearing this jersey in his rookie season of 1984-85, Jordan amassed an astounding 2,313 points, which incredibly was his lowest total for any of his 11 full seasons as a Bull. Through all of his records and all of his championships though, the greatest player basketball has ever seen should be most remembered for his unadulterated love of the game. Across the front of the jersey is “Chicago” screened on in black on white. Below that on the left abdomen, and on the back is the player number “23” screened on in black on white. Inside the back of the collar is the “Rawlings” manufacturer’s tag with wash instructions, and jersey size “42” on it. Across the back above the number is “JORDAN” screened on in white. The jersey is autographed between “Chicago” and “23” on the front in black marker rating an 8. The jersey shows game-use and appears to have no alterations of any kind.
Estimated Jersey Value $30,000 – $55,000