With emergence of big name players with boundless athletic ability and scoring prowess, the conversations regarding the best player in basketball history soon turn to arguments. For those of the mindset that the answer can be none other than Michael Jordan, a mention of his thorough dominance of the game and six NBA titles usually trumps anything previously said. In mid-career celebration of a hoops icon who was just getting started, Rare Air was published in 1993 (Collins Publishers, San Francisco). This hardcover edition is autographed by its acrobatic subject. The 112-page limited edition (1993/2500) volume is signed by Jordan on the fly leaf. Emerging prominently from the bright-red page, Jordan’s black marker scripting trumpets “perfect 10” strength and clarity. Accompanying is a cert/hologram from UDA.
Also included is a commemorative Michael Jordan photo phone card (good for 23 minutes) issued on November 1, 1994 in honor of the (first) retirement of Jordan’s number “23.” The card remains in its original sealed envelope.