Memorabilia Rumors

The auction block may never have seen a collectible quite like the one Goldin Auctions has up this month. It’s a $5 check written out to and endorsed by Michael Jordan with an intriguing backstory that dates to his days at the University of North Carolina. It’s a smart move by a classmate who played the long game and is now parting with the memorabilia more than 30 years later. The story goes like this, according to the listing on Goldin’s site.
Now, the jersey James donned on the cover (he also wore the jersey for the majority of his junior season where he averaged 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists a game) is on the block at Goldin Auctions. Ken Goldin tells us he expects the jersey — which was given by LeBron to a long-time friend who held onto it ’til now — could sell for mid-six figures (think 300k, 400k, $500k+). Since the SI story, Bron’s become arguably the greatest hooper of all-time — racking up 3 NBA Titles, 3 Finals MVP’s, 4 NBA MVP’s and 15 All-Star nods — and one of the most famous people on Earth.
On a sunny Thursday afternoon outside Pepsi Center, Gary Harris was spending time with Nuggets fans. The 25-year-old guard took time to sign game-worn sneakers and distribute them to the long line of fans that came out. After the sneakers ran out, Harris signed jerseys, Nuggets memorabilia, a computer and even a ukulele. As the line of fans grew, Harris stayed to take a picture with any fan who wanted one. “Two years ago I did a scavenger hunt where I signed shoes and put them all around the city,” Harris told Nuggets.com. “I didn’t have the time to do that today, but I still wanted to give back to the fans so I decided to just give them away outside Pepsi Center.”

The Detroit Pistons announced today a special online memorabilia auction for unique collectable items, furnishings and equipment housed inside The Palace beginning July 11th at 10 a.m. ET at www.ownpalacehistory.com. A portion of all sale proceeds with benefit the Detroit Pistons Foundation. Available collectibles include a 16-foot Pistons hand-sewn banner, vinyl wall murals of Pistons’ all-stars, photos celebrating Detroit Pistons NBA Championship teams and legends, Pistons logos and other arena signage, used player lockers, the Pistons’ official locker room doors and more.