Obama and Michael Jordon memorabilia for sale

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.

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