January 31st, 2014 By ehloknows
In 1992, the Olympic committee voted to allow professional players belonging to the NBA to participate in the Barcelona Olympics and in doing so, opened the floodgates of basketball’s popularity potential worldwide when Michael Jordan and a bevy of stars suited up for America for the first time. Today’s vintage gear takes us back to one of the most influential sports teams in history with this game issued (meaning that it hung in MJ’s locker and was either used for a photo opportunity or a backup) uniform set complete with Michael Jordan’s signature on his number 9 jersey. The stars avoided wearing their regular numbers to avoid player’s doubling up on numbers, and the tradition has continued today. Still in pristine condition, the set is the less popular Away jersey in navy blue (the American team was the top-seed and that meant their number of home games in the tournament allowed them to wear their white set more often). Be sure to check out this rare 1992 Barcelona Olympic find in the gallery, and if you have the extra $10,000 hanging around your bank account to pick up this exclusive piece of Michael Jordan memorabilia, then pick it up today via sdb23 on eBay.