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Early Tuesday morning, Robert Edward Auctions announced it is auctioning off a United States men's basketball jersey worn by Michael Jordan during the Dream Team's Gold Medal run at the 1992 Summer Olympics.
The front of the jersey is inscribed by Jordan in black Sharpie that reads: "Best Wishes/Michael Jordan."
Photo courtesy of Robert Edward Auctions
The jersey was first purchased at a 1992 charity event (hosted by the Michael Jordan Foundation) for a whopping $17,500, according to a release. The last it appeared at a public auction was in 2013, when it realized $53,325, also per the release. The starting bid this time around was $25,000, which, as of this writing, has swelled to $33,000.
Bidding for the jersey ends April 19 - incidentally, the same day as the new early release date for ESPN's "The Last Dance" documentary on Michael Jordan and the 1998 Bulls.
What better way to prepare than selling the farm for this slice of history?
Every other night through April 15, NBC Sports Chicago is airing the entirety of the Bulls' 1996 NBA championship run. Find the full schedule here.
Game-worn Michael Jordan 1992 'Dream Team' jersey up for auction originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago