Friday, February 17, 2012

February 17

1991 Upper Deck #SP1 - Michael Jordan

On this day in 1963, minor league baseball flameout Michael Jordan was born.

While never making it to the majors, one of the greatest NBA players made a mini diversion into minor league baseball with the White Sox organization. The closest he came was a Crosstown Classic at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs.

That didn't stop the press and especially the card companies from going gaga over Jordan's detour into baseball between three-peat championships with the Chicago Bulls. The company that struck first, well before Michael sniffed the minors, was Upper Deck. They even came out with this card right before Jordan won his first of six NBA titles.

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