Upper Deck’s latest Michael Jordan autograph piece could let you have fun with game … but you shouldn’t

michael-jordan-autographed-1988-slam-dunk-backboard-uda-authenticated-signatureWe all know that Michael Jordan is the biggest autograph in basketball and that his exploits in the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest are still memorable to this day.

A new item from Upper Deck Authenticated combines those two things with a twist.

michael-jordan-autographed-1988-slam-dunk-backboard-uda-authenticated-signature-angleThe MJ Autographed 1988 Slam Dunk Backboard display includes a mini breakaway basket — one that might be screaming for a mini foam ball’s use but the company warns that ” the breakaway rim is not for actual play of any sort. It is a memorabilia piece only.”

Of course, the price for the signed piece — Jordan signed the shooter’s square with a black paint pen — should also deter any gamesmanship as it’s presently available for $3,499.99 via the Upper Deck Store. (That comes in addition to common sense — you don’t want to ruin the autograph … even with a)

The overall piece measures 30.5 inches by 18.5 inches and shows His Airness from the 1988 event where he took off from the free-throw line to beat Dominique Wilkins in the final round with a score of 50.


Update: Upper Deck also has released a LeBron James piece showcasing both of his runs with the Cleveland Cavaliers. It is limited to 123 copies and costs $1,499.99.

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