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Lot # 988: 3/29/82 Michael Jordan Game Winning Shot NCAA Basketball Finals Championship Ticket Stub PSA 1.5

Starting Bid: $500.00

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Item was in Auction "Spring Classic 2022",
which ran from 5/20/2022 7:00 PM to
6/11/2022 10:00 PM

Displayed is a ticket stub to the NCAA Basketball Championship Game of the 1981-82 season. This was game when North Carolina won its second NCAA National Championship, and the game when Michael Jordan started to become a household word. The game was played on March 29, 1982, at the Louisiana Superdome, and the finalists were North Carolina and Georgetown. North Carolina coach Dean Smith was looking for his first NCAA Championship and John Thompson was also going for his first national title as he coached the Georgetown Hoyas. The Georgetown star was Patrick Ewing, and the 7'0" center was only a freshman. Georgetown led 32-31 at the half. The lead kept changing hands many times, and North Carolina worked the ball around as they trailed 62-61 in the last minute. Jordan hit a jumper from the left side with only 15 seconds on the clock to give the Tar Heels a one-point lead, which they held, for a 63-62 victory The clutch shot became known as "The Shot." Jordan explains. "When I hit that shot, I went from being Mike to being Michael Jordan." Later on, would be Jordan's phenomenal success with the Double Threepeat Champion Chicago Bulls. Then would be the television documentary The Last Dance, watched by so much of the world during the Covid Pandemic, creating unprecedented interest in all things Jordan. Now Jordan is the consensus GOAT, but this ticket stub is from the game when he first became famous. The ticket stub, for Section 637, Row 37, Seat 13, has been encapsulated and graded by PSA 1.5 FR.

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