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This Michael Jordan jersey auction is out of this world

By Chris Olds | Editor

You’ve probably seen a few Michael Jordan game-used jerseys through the years, but this one’s out of this world.

Forget Jordan’s Chicago Bulls threads — or his somewhat-forgettable-anyway Washington Wizards gear — this one has to be one of the rarer Jordan jerseys around. It’s a jersey that was prepped for his use in the 1996 movie, Space Jam, where His Airness co-starred with Bugs Bunny.

Think what you want about the Warner Bros. film, but it made $90.4 million at the box office after it was released in late 1996. And for all those kids out there that undoubtedly saw the movie  — and their parents, of course — the jersey might be an interesting piece of basketball, film or MJ history for them.

After all, many of those 1996 kiddos and pre-teens are likely in their 20s now — and they have spending power, right?

That might be exactly what Hunt Auctions is hoping for as the No. 23 jersey — which has been examined by Upper Deck Authenticated — is presently on the block as part of its current online auction that ends on Dec. 8.

The early bidding sits at just $273 for the Tune Squad jersey, which was made by Athletes in Sport — one of the past companies that specialized in providing wardrobe for sports-focused films. The jersey also includes a letter from Hunt and UDA stating that it was part of Jordan’s personal collection.

Is it specifically a jersey that was used on-screen? They’re not sure, but if it came from Jordan’s stash, then it’s probably the closest thing to it if it isn’t.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

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