2009 Exquisite Rookie Flashback Michael Jordan PATCH AUTO /23 BGS 8.5 (PWCC)
Lot #:
18906
Final Bid:
SOLD
Auction #7 Round 2
Jul 29, 2020
# Bids:
54

World Class MJ Investment Piece

Among the more lofty and coveted holy grail caliber Michael Jordan pieces, issued in 2009 by Exquisite and fashionably harking back to the 2003 design style which set the market ablaze nearly 20 years ago. How does one not instantly fall in love with this card? The '09 Exquisite Flashback is unparalleled in many ways. Those who study investment caliber Michael Jordan cards understand the market importance of this world-class card; and even the more novice of investors can appreciate what the Upper Deck Exquisite brand has brought to the market. We must recognize that the entire market benefited from what has become the single greatest modern production ever made. Ushering in iconic players like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony, the Exquisite production has built a legacy comparable to the key rookies it featured in that fateful year, as well as the HOFer the offered card depicts. The card itself shows far better than the grade assigned with overall pack fresh and GEM MINT qualities throughout. How is this only an 8.5? We can concede that the centering is slightly shifted and warrants a conservative MINT-9 designation, but literally all other attributes of corners, edges, and surface give the appearance of a MINT or better card. Furthermore, the card features perhaps one of the coolest Chicago Bulls jersey swatches as it is a 3-color stitched example. Finally to top it all off, equally as important as a high-grade assessment, the autograph has been assessed a 10/10. With all due respect to Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and many others, Michael Jordan is considered the greatest Basketball player of all-time with his jaw-dropping stats and six NBA championship rings. From the very beginning, Michael Jordan partnered with Nike to create a worldwide brand, "Air Jordan", that far surpassed those of his contemporaries. The Air Jordan brand became synonymous with Basketball and made everyone want to 'Be Like Mike'. To this day, Michael Jordan is a household name and perhaps the most recognized athlete in the world. As the trading card marketplace matures towards its destiny as a leading alternative asset class, it's cards like this that seem positioned to ascend towards a status competitive with present-day fine art markets. Comes with PWCC's highest recommendation. One of over 21,000 cards, lots and sets up for bid in our 7th Auction of 2020. Click on the link above to view the other PWCC auction lots.

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