You wouldn’t think he’d need one, but the all-access pass made for Michael Jordan ahead of his final NBA All-Star Game in 2003 is about to go up for sale through SCP Auctions.
A week before his 40th birthday, Jordan still stuffed the stat sheet in the game, with 20 points, five rebounds and two assists. He also received an emotional tribute at halftime, and was brought to tears before thanking his teammates, competitors, family, and fans.
“I leave the game in good hands,” Jordan said during that halftime ceremony. “So many great stars still in the game, so many great stars rising and playing the game.”
The pass carries a pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$25,000.
It will be in SCP’s 2022 Spring Premier Auction that begins May 18 and runs through June 4.
On Tuesday night, Aaron Judge blasted a home run in Toronto that was snared by a Blue Jays fan, who immediately gave it to a youngster seated behind him who was wearing some Judge apparel.
Enjoy the kindness. 🥺
Aaron Judge and this very generous Blue Jays fan made this kid’s night! pic.twitter.com/qgFe9j8BTX
— MLB (@MLB) May 4, 2022
Getting a home run ball from Judge moved the nine-year-old to tears and the nice gesture became one of the coolest viral moments we’ve seen in baseball this year. Little Derek Rodriguez took the ball with him to school the next day and on Wednesday night, that kid got to meet Judge and get the ball autographed.
Last night, 9-year-old Derek Rodriguez was gifted @TheJudge44’s home run ball by Jays fan Mike Lanzillotta.
Tonight, Derek got to meet his favorite player 💙 pic.twitter.com/18b24wKYkv
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 4, 2022
The generous Jays fan, Mike Lanzillotta, was presented with a signed George Springer jersey before the game.
— Hazel Mae (@thehazelmae) May 4, 2022
The Athletic is reporting that Fanatics, which bought Topps earlier this year, is looking for a way to get NOW cards up for sale and into collectors’ hands much faster.
According to the website, “Fanatics is studying how to make Topps Now cards available for sale within a few hours after the event rather than a day or two later. How that will be accomplished remains unknown.”
Currently, those print-on-demand cards are posted late on the morning after the milestone or moment takes place, with cards available for 24 hours via the Topps website.
Ja Morant’s scintillating performance in Tuesday night’s playoff win over the Warriors put even more attention on an already stellar season. On Wednesday night, a 2019 National Treasures Morant Rookie Patch Autograph (# to 99) graded BGS 8.5/Auto 10 sold for $70,000 through PWCC’s Vault, setting a new record for the grade.