Archive for the ‘Jordan Memorabilia’ Category

A Detailed Look at a Vintage Michael Jordan Children’s Book from 1995

September 12th, 2014 By

Michael Jordan’s impact on the world of sports and subsequently pop culture was unprecedented during the early to mid-90s. And then when he stepped away from the game to pursue his passion of baseball, it definitely shocked the world. Today we stumbled across a rare find in this children’s Michael Jordan book that tried to capture his importance at the time for a younger audience. The book is from 1995, so his second three peat isn’t even included yet the book still describes his legacy as one of the all time greats. Check out more images of the retro kids’ book from 1995 and stay tuned for more of the latest Jordan news right here on JordansDaily.

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Derek Jeter’s Jordan Brand Farewell Cleats Up for Auction

September 9th, 2014 By

Derek Jeter’s last season in the majors is coming to a close, and Jordan Brand made sure to make the farewell a memorable one. They started off with the #RE2PECT campaign in a hat tip to no.2, then there was his All Star Game player exclusive cleat. JB isn’t done with the exclusives either, as two brand new cleats are being auctioned off featuring an all over print of Jeter’s numerous accomplishments. Luckily, they all fit on the cleat as New York is memorialized with the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty along with all of Derek’s individual awards. Head to the gallery for more images of this Derek Jeter farewell nod and bid on your favorite pair today from Steiner Sports.

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A Kickstarter to Create an “Encyclopedia of Air Jordans” by Jay Lawrence

August 26th, 2014 By

Air Jordan signatures have been hitting retail shelves for nearly 30 years and it’s easy to get lost in the wave of retros and new school releases to the point where it’s enough to make your head spin. That’s why Jay Lawrence took to Kickstarter in search of help to fund his Encyclopedia of Air Jordans book. His goal is simple: to create the first and only hardcover book dedicated to Air Jordan sneakers numbered 1-29 in a beautiful 10 x 8 inch size displaying photos, price guides and comprehensive info on each release. We commend his efforts and it’s definitely worth your time to check out a preview of all the hard work put in. Hit the click for a few photos and head to Kickstarter to donate to the project today.

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Air Jordan 11: “Black Leather” Prototype

July 30th, 2014 By

The Air Jordan 11 became one of the more iconic sneakers in the Jordan Brand arsenal. In fact, when Tinker initially showed MJ his first sample, word has it that Mike couldn’t wait until the next season and instead laced up the patent leather beauty in a playoff series against the Orlando Magic against the designer’s wishes. But what if the sneaker had a leather build instead of that cordura mesh to contrast the patent leather mudguard? And what if one of the most recognizable outsoles had been given a more traditional look at the time? Today’s rare sample comes from collector Randy Fernandez, and gets an all black treatment which looks like it came form the early stages of development of Mike’s eleventh signature. What do you think? Stick with us for a full rundown of this rare find after the jump.

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Michael Jordan’s 50 Sports Illustrated Covers – Available on eBay

July 24th, 2014 By

Michael Jordan remains to be the most iconic sports figure to date, crossing over from the basketball court and into the pop culture lexicon due to his incredible skill and smart branding of his image. It makes sense then, that MJ would have the most covers in the history of Sports Illustrated, starting when he attended UNC and up until his return with the Washington Wizards. Today we get a look at a special lot of all 50 original, and non-reprinted issues, all in fairly great condition. Hit the click to see some of the covers and grab this rare find via chasmans on eBay.

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Michael Jordan’s Record $33 Million 1997 Bulls Contract Goes to Auction

July 24th, 2014 By

Michael Jordan set a number of records in the NBA, but one that the business man in MJ is probably most proud of is garnering the most expensive contract in the league’s history – a record that still stands today. During the 1997-1998 season, Mike took home $33 million from one season of basketball, one that proved worth it as the Chicago Bulls brought home their 6th championship. The original contract is signed by Michael Jordan and the former Bulls general manager in Jerry Krause. According to ESPN, if you factor in inflation, that $33 million MJ made would be worth upwards of $49 million today. Hit the click for more info on this legendary piece of paper and head over to Heritage Auctions to start your bidding (that is if you have about $25,000 laying around).

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Jordans Daily: Weekly Recap – 6/21 – 6/27

June 27th, 2014 By

With a hectic release schedule, Jordan Brand is taking this weekend off in order to re-up on a number of early weekday releases next week (here’s looking at the two pairs of Jordan Futures, and a new Air Jordan 14 set to release). This week wasn’t a week off for the brand though as they announced signing Jabari Parker to the brand as well as long-time affiliate Andre Drummond. What do you think of the latest Jordan Brand week in hindsight? Be sure to get with us after the click for a full rundown of this week and stay tuned for more updates right here on JordansDaily.

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Jordans Daily: Weekly Recap – 6/14 – 6/20

June 20th, 2014 By

Another hectic week for Jordan Brand is coming to a close and we’re here to catch you up to speed just incase you missed out on some headlines. Today marked the 30th anniversary of the Chicago Bulls drafting Michael Jordan third overall in the 1984 Draft. A number of upcoming sneakers should get you excited, whether it was the announcement that the Air Jordan 11 “Legend Blue” will officially drop on December 20th, or Sneaker News giving us a preview of the upcoming Solefly collaboration atop the Air Jordan 3. Be sure to stick with us after the click for a full rundown of this week’s top headlines, a rundown of the latest found player exclusives and customs, and a recap of what’s releasing this weekend.

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Michael Jordan Autographed Game-Worn Air Jordan 11 “Bred” Sells at Auction

June 19th, 2014 By

Sure, the final bid wasn’t nearly as expensive as how much the actual game-worn Air Jordan 12 “Flu Game” pair went for, but today the Air Jordan 11 “Bred” worn by Michael Jordan in Game 3 of the 1996 NBA Finals finally sold at auction today for $17,126. During the game Mike and the Bulls blew out the Seattle Supersonics as MJ poured in 38 points. Former NBA player Eric Snow actually had the pair auctioned. What do you think of the final price of the famous pair? Get with us after the click for a better look and stay with Jordans Daily for all your Jordan Memorabilia in the future.

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Air Jordan 11: “Bred” – Game-Worn NBA Finals Autographed Pair

June 3rd, 2014 By

We’ve seen a plethora of Michael Jordan autographed pairs over the years, but it’s a well known fact that the man’s favorite sneaker was his eleventh – a silhouette that almost didn’t happen if the MLB strike hadn’t led Mike to switch back over to basketball. He loved them so much that he broke them out against Tinker’s wishes in the 1994-95 playoffs, a year when the Bulls fell disappointingly short of their goal to the Orlando Magic. The next year the Bulls would clinch the best record in NBA history at 72-10 and faced off against the Seattle Supersonics in the Finals. Game 3 was a blowout thanks to Mike’s 36 points, and he did so wearing this exact Air Jordan 11 “Bred” pair. Grey Flannel Auctions got a hold of this rare find and they’re autographed in silver on the back heel. Get a better look after the click and head over to Grey Flannel Auctions today to put your bid in on this historic pair of sneakers.

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Air Jordan III “Sport Blue”