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Michael Jordan October 26, 1984 NBA Debut Chicago Stadium Ticket Stub PSA Good 2 - Only 8 Graded!

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Only 8 Total Graded! Having endured six losing seasons and seven head coaches in seven seasons, the Chicago Bulls struck gold in the 1984 NBA Draft. With both the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers in need of a post player, Hakeem Olajuwon and Sam Bowie were plucked first and second, respectively, and North Carolina product Michael Jordan was headed to Chicago’s Madison Street. While size was the key factor in the No. 1 and 2 draft choices, perhaps poise should have been the required quality, as Jordan had long-since displayed cool under fire with the game-winning jump shot to defeat Georgetown in the 1982 NCAA title game that capped off his freshman campaign. Hindsight, of course, is 20-20 vision. While nobody foresaw 10 NBA scoring titles, six NBA championships, six NBA Finals MVP honors, five NBA MVP laurels and an NBA Defensive Player of the Year plaudit (among a long list of additional awards), the Bulls unveiled their fatted calf at the since-razed Chicago Stadium in the October 26, 1984 season opener. Encapsulated and Graded GOOD 2 by PSA, this ticket stub was issued for the debut of the greatest player in NBA history. One of only seven graded with only one graded higher, this historically significant voucher features printed identifiers and a background illustration of the hallowed near-west side venue. And while the site was approaching disrepair by then, the Bulls were undergoing a reformation like no other NBA franchise before or since. The promising phenom scored 16 points while adding six rebounds and seven assists as the Bulls bested the Washington Bullets, 109-93 that night. Jordan would go on to pace the team in points (28.2), rebounds (6.5) and assists (5.9) per game that season. While only 13,913 attended that night at the storied palace with a capacity of 17,374, they were witnesses to the dawn of a career that forever changed the landscape of basketball. One of only a handful of examples extant, this hardwood heirloom is certain to garner a fervent following, as one sold at a recent (August, 2018) major auction for $33,000! With even perforations, a clean reverse and minor vertical creases that account for the technical assessment, this ticket presents beautifully and was issued for the origin of the most prolific career in the history of the NBA.

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