Michael Jordan’s 1984 Olympic Gold Medal Going Up For Auction; Could Net $70,000

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Obtaining an Olympic gold medal is one of the toughest tasks that collectors have when they want to grow their collection.

If you’re one such collector, you could soon own an Olympic gold medal won by Michael Jordan, and all you need to do is open up your pocketbook.

The Jordan gold medal is going up for auction, and those in the know believe that the medal will go for OVER $70,000.

Jordan led Team USA with 17.1 points per game in the 1984 games, but trust me, he had plenty of help along the way.

That 1984 squad included Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Chris Mullin, Sam Perkins and Wayman Tisdale. The team was never challenged and went 8–0 in the Olympic tournament, averaging 95.4 points per game and holding their opponents to 63.3.

A month later, the Chicago Bulls selected Jordan as the third overall pick of the 1984 NBA Draft.

Jordan, “by acclamation…the greatest basketball player of all time,” went on to win six NBA titles. He was also integral in helping to popularize the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s, becoming a global cultural icon in the process.

The Jordan medal from 84 isn’t the only sports memorabilia that will be up for auction, as there will be a silver and bronze medal from the 1896 Olympics in Athens.

Reports say that the silver medal will net over $75,000, while the bronze should go for around $40,000.

Now his medals are up for what should be an interesting auction that could cost a lucky fan quite a bit of dough.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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