Obama and Michael Jordon memorabilia for sale
This is your chance to get the US President's signature, and memorabilia for the legendary 1992 basketball 'Dream Team'
Memorabilia from sports legend Michael Jordan's career are going under the hammer as part of a 300-plus lot basketball auction.
A rare Barack Obama-signed basketball and Jordan's personal collection of golf clubs, bags and other related accessories will be sold by Hunt Auctions on September 17.
The 50-plus lots of Jordan's golf related memorabilia are overall expected to fetch $30,000-40,000.
"An iconic athlete's personal ephemera is always a huge draw for bidders," said David Hunt, president of Hunt Auctions.
"We're thrilled to be offering such a unique collection for both Michael Jordan and golf enthusiasts alike."
The sale will also include 125 lots of items from the famed 1992 USA Olympic Basketball "Dream Team" - available to the public for the first time.
A portion of the proceeds being donated to the James Jordan Foundation.
Additional items up for bid include a pair of Nike sneakers LeBron James wore and inscribed in tribute to President Barack Obama.
The sneakers, which read, "44th President Barack Obama," across the front, were worn during a game on January 23, 2009.
Other highlights of the basketball auction, according to PR News Wire, include:
- 1992-93 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls professional model home jersey (est. $10,000-15,000)
- Michael Jordan autographed 1992 Nike USA Olympic warm up jacket ($4,000-5,000)
- 1992 Michael Jordan USA Olympic Basketball Team Identification badge ($3,000-4,000)
- Michael Jordan autographed personal golf bag ($2,000-3,000)
- LeBron James game worn basketball sneakers with handwritten tribute inscription to President Obama ($5,000-7,500)
- Rare Barack Obama autographed basketball. ($2,000-3,000).
A preview exhibition and the sale itself will be held between September 15-17 at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, in Chicago.
Bids are accepted live at the auction.
Appraisals of sports memorabilia will be available for visitors.