Michael Jordan's UNC Debut Ticket to Be Auctioned, Believed to Be Only 1 in the World

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVJune 20, 2022

MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 08: Basketball legend Michael Jordan walks in the Paddock prior to the F1 Grand Prix of Miami at the Miami International Autodrome on May 08, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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The only known ticket remaining in existence from Michael Jordan's North Carolina debut is up for auction.

Heritage Auctions says the bidding for the 1981 matchup between UNC and Kansas could go for up to $10,000 at auction.

The verified ticket received a 1 out of 10 grade from PSA because it's been torn and has obvious signs of wear over the years, but it's the only graded ticket available from that game.

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A ticket stub from Michael Jordan's debut as a UNC Tar Heel has hit the auction block -- and it's expected to sell for thousands!! <a href="https://t.co/xxBX0FaOTO">https://t.co/xxBX0FaOTO</a>

Jordan scored 12 points in his debut, helping lead the Tar Heels to a 74-67 victory.

Heritage Auctions notes that Jordan tickets have become increasingly popular in the sports collectibles world. A ticket from his 1984 Chicago Bulls debut went for $99,000 in February, and the only full ticket from that game went for $468,000.