While I was watching The Last Dance this week I couldn't help but to think about the Michael Jordan collection I have and how it started me on a path to creating a small hoops "museum". At least in my dreams it's the beginning of a hoops museum. Enjoy!
Last Shot Photo-
This is a massive photo of Michael Jordan's last shot against the Jazz in the 1998 NBA Finals. It measures matted & framed at 26.5'' x 34.5''. His signature is large across the middle in silver pen and it's #46 of 230 prints. This place on the wall I typical rotate between a couple large framed items, so right now it's the MJ photo because of The Last Dance
Floor Seat from the United Center-
Floor seats for any game cost an extraordinary amount but during 1997 I'm sure they were crazy high with Michael Jordan and the Bulls going for their 5th NBA championship.
Sports Illustrated Magazines-
My collection started with the 50 Sports Illustrated magazines that have Michael Jordan on the cover. He's been on the most covers of any athlete all-time. I found all of these on eBay over about the span of a year. None of them have mailing labels and all of them are in very good condition. It starts with him and Sam Perkins at UNC in the 1983 NCAA preseason preview.
1992 Olympic Dream Team Starting Line Up-
I have a few Dream Team items but this is the only that specifically relates to MJ. He is on the bottom row in the middle. I just found this on eBay and it was in really great shape with the box still in tact. It is interesting that 2 of the players weren't included in the set.
Welcome Back Banner-
I'm Back. That's all the fax read that went out to the media announcing Michael Jordan's return to the NBA. This banner hung somewhere in Chicago in the spring of 1995. It measures 30" x 96" and features Jordan's new number 45 with the signature of the mayor of Chicago.
This iconic poster from Nike measures 72" x 23" and features Jordan palming a basketball in one hand showing off his large wing span. It's not quite his life size measurements but after it's rolled out, it's a huge poster.