SKU# 81869 The date was Feb. 6, 1988. The location was Chicago Stadium. It was M.J. vs. The Human Highlight Film. Two of the game's greatest dunkers, Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins, treated fans with jams packed with creativity and athleticism in the final round of the 1988 NBA Slam Dunk Championship. Michael Jordan won the title on the strength of a final dunk that still amazes basketball fans. Needing a perfect score of 50, Jordan duly impressed the judges and fans in Chicago Stadium as well as people watching on television with a spectacular dunk that began with a jump from the free-throw line. This autographed 20” x 24” print contains Michael Jordan’s silver facsimile inscription “88 Slam Dunk Champ” as well as gold embossed text describing the context of this iconic image. Here’s your chance to own one of the most iconic images in sports history. Jordan’s silver signature on this limited edition (88) image has been deemed authentic by virtue of Upper Deck Authenticated’s Five-Step Authentication Process.Embossed inscription reads:"Needing a score of 49 (out of 50) to win the 1988 slam dunk contest, Michael Jordan unleashed the iconic free-throw line leap that burned its way into the memories of basketball fans the world over. With the Chicago crowd on its feet, Jordan, the defending champion, garnered a perfect 50 from judges on his home floor to defeat 1985 winner Dominique Wilkins in a celebrated showdown of dunking prowess from both All-Stars.
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