Michael Jordan is regarded by many as the greatest basketball player who ever lived. After winning an NCAA national championship at the University of North Carolina in 1982, "MJ" became the third overall draft pick in the 1984 NBA draft and quickly took the league by storm. He earned the nicknames "Air Jordan" and "His Airness" due to his acrobatic, high-flying layups and dunks that seemed to defy gravity. Jordan went on to average 28.2 points per game in his first season in the league and was named the NBA's Rookie of the Year.
Jordan led the Bulls to three consecutive NBA championships in 1991, 1992, and 1993. After a brief retirement to pursue a career in professional baseball, he returned to the basketball court in March of 1995 and vaulted a middling Bulls team into the playoffs.
While Chicago came up short of a championship that year, Jordan guided the team to a second "three-peat" with championship titles in 1996, 1997, and 1998. Jordan then retired for a second time in 1999 in the midst of an NBA lockout. He returned for the final time in 2001, this time as a member and part owner of the Washington Wizards. Jordan played two seasons in Washington before retiring for good in 2003.
Michael Jordan's accomplishments on the basketball court are too numerous to list, but some highlights are six NBA championships, five MVP awards, 10 scoring titles, 14 All-Star selections, and two Olympic Gold Medals. His career scoring average of 30.1 points per game is the highest of all time, and his 32,292 total points ranks fifth.
Michael Jordan is arguably the best player to ever pick up a basketball and one of the most popular players in the history of sports. His memorabilia and sports collectibles are also among the most coveted. Below is a summary of some of the hottest Michael Jordan memorabilia you'll find for sale today.
Michael Jordan Autographed Jerseys: The number 23 has become synonymous with Michael Jordan, and an autographed jersey displayed on your wall is sure to be the featured attraction of any room. Fittingly, Jordan played all but 23 of his career games in a No. 23 jersey, and the selection of Michael Jordan signed jerseys include the Chicago Bulls' red, white, and alternative black colors from various eras of his 13-year career with the Bulls. Each jersey features Jordan's recognizable signature authenticated by Upper Deck.
Jordan's career wasn't limited to No. 23 or the Bulls, and neither is the Fanatics collection of his autographed jerseys or other officially licensed sports apparel. Shop for autographed Michael Jordan jerseys from his 14 All-Star Game appearances, his seven times playing for Team USA (including the 1984 and 1992 Olympics), and his time spent playing for the Washington Wizards. You'll even find Jordan's No. 45 and No. 12 autographed jerseys for sale.
Michael Jordan Autographed Basketballs: Nobody could handle a basketball quite like Michael Jordan, but you can get your hands on one autographed by the man who ranks third on the list of career steals, fifth in points, and 47th in all-time assists.
The Fanatics selection of officially licensed Michael Jordan basketballs includes replica game balls that are exactly like the ones he used to score 12,192 baskets in the NBA. Each ball features MJ's signature and comes with a certificate of authenticity. There are even multi-autograph balls featuring Michael Jordan's signature alongside those of Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, and other NBA greats, and even a basketball signed by the entire 1996-97 Chicago Bulls, regarded as one of the greatest teams in the history of the NBA.
Michael Jordan Autographed Shoes: Spike Lee said in a famous 1988 Nike commercial about Michael Jordan: "It's gotta be the shoes." And a pair of autographed Michael Jordan shoes will be more than just a conversation starter for guests in your home or office. They will dominate the conversation just like Jordan himself dominated the NBA in becoming the all-time leader in points per game.
The Jordan brand has released 26 pairs of shoes over the years, and many of them can be found for sale at Fanatics. Each pair features an authenticated autograph by the man who made them famous.
Michael Jordan Autographed Photos: Michael Jordan captivated audiences with his high-flying layups and dunks, and many of these signature moments have been captured, autographed, and framed for your display. Choose from dozens of Michael Jordan photos and other art showcasing some of his signature moments, such as his famous slam from the 1988 All-Star Game dunk contest, his jump shot to win the 1982 NCAA championship, his shot to win the 1998 NBA Finals, and many more. All autographed photos come with a certificate of authenticity.
Michael Jordan Trading Cards: Michael Jordan's basketball cards continue to be among the most valuable in the trading card industry. Fanatics has hundreds of Michael Jordan trading cards, many of which have been graded and encased by a professional grading service. Choose from popular brands like Upper Deck, Hoops, Fleer, and more. The Michael Jordan card collection includes rookie cards, autographed cards, jersey patches, Team USA cards, and even Michael Jordan baseball cards.