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Behold the pinnacle of NBA greatness: Michael Jordan's pristine rookie season home white jersey. This iconic garment holds an esteemed place in basketball history, signifying the dawn of a new era for the NBA and the emergence of its most extraordinary player. Debuting on October 26th, 1984, Michael Jordan's first season was nothing short of remarkable, as he averaged an impressive 28.2 points per game, single-handedly revitalizing the Chicago Bulls and leading them to a playoff appearance. The electrifying combination of his clutch performances and gravity-defying dunks made him the most exhilarating player of his time, and throughout it all, he donned this very jersey.

This home white square tail mesh jersey proudly showcases the iconic "BULLS" and soon-to-be-famous "23" in striking red and black applique. The collar and arm openings boast tasteful red, white, and black ribbing, while the collar hosts the authentic 1984-85-correct Rawlings label, adorned with a size "44" stamp. The back of the jersey features Michael Jordan's name, adorned in red applique letters above his legendary number "23" in red and black applique. Displaying moderate game use, the jersey exhibits slight toning to the white mesh and expected wear on the applique graphics, which only adds to its storied history. The Rawlings label shows a bit of puckering in the area where it is sewn to the fabric, further highlighting its authenticity.

Adding to the intrigue of this extraordinary jersey is its mysterious origin: shrouded in uncertainty, it surfaced when a fan came into possession of one of Jordan's rookie gamers in 1984 or 1985. Somehow, fate led the jersey to a vintage clothing store, where its significance was miraculously recognized, saving it from being forgotten. The team of experts at MEARS delved deep into research to authenticate this piece, meticulously examining its mesh shell, lettering placement, and tagging, all of which align with Chicago Bulls gamers from the 1984-85 season. Notably, Michael Jordan jerseys from this early stage of his career are known to have a custom tapered/tailored tail, a feature that this jersey bears. Moreover, distinct characteristics such as the positioning of the "BULLS" lettering are consistent with period photos of Jordan during his rookie season. MEARS has bestowed a perfect A10 grade upon this cherished Jordan rookie jersey, and their Letter of Authenticity accompanies this museum-worthy gem.

Embodying the very essence of basketball history and the indomitable spirit of Michael Jordan's rookie year, this jersey stands as a testament to his unrivaled talent and enduring legacy. Whether you're a devoted NBA enthusiast or a collector seeking a treasure from the golden age of basketball, this extraordinary piece transcends time and exudes an air of unparalleled greatness.

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Minimum Bid: $30,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $115,200.00
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