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Lot # 936: Michael Jordan Smoked Cigar with Photo Proof

Category: Basketball

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 11 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Winter Classic 2022",
which ran from 2/13/2022 3:00 PM to
3/12/2022 10:00 PM



Want to have a unique Michael Jordan piece of memorabilia? Here's a MJ cigar stub. Jordan and cigars? Michael started smoking them in 1991 and became a steady user in 1993. He generally smokes six cigars per day, and his mother wants him to cut down. In The Last Dance documentary, Jordan is frequently seen smoking a cigar, and it is known that he used to smoke a cigar as he was driving to home games at old Chicago Stadium. Here is the back story of how we got this Jordan-smoked cigar: Our consignor was at the Arizona Biltmore Resort last fall, the same weekend that Michael Jordan happened to also be there for a charity golf event. After crossing paths with MJ, the consignor asked Michael if he would be able to stop to take a picture. Before taking the photo, he put out his cigar in the ash tray, snapped a quick picture and went about his day. After noticing Michael had left his cigar in the ash tray, our consignor decided to take the cigar along with her. The cigar is an Oliva V Melanio, naturally a top-of-the-line cigar, manufactured in Nicaragua and made with Cuban seeds. The cigar stub is 3.25" in length, and the ashtray in which it rests is made if heavy glass, approximately 3" in width, 7" long, and 2" in height.  Considered by many to be basketball's GOAT, Michael Jordan had basically one thought on his mind when he was playing: To win - as in the TWO Three-Peat NBA championships he engineered while the leader of the other Chicago Bulls players. As for cigars, he is not so single-minded. "I like variety," says MJ. Here's a great cigar made even greater because it was smoked by the very best.

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