Michael Jordan’s birth certificate ends up on eBay

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By Dan Good | Contributing Writer

Michael Jeffrey Jordan’s birth certificate is back on the market.

The item – one of MJ’s earliest, most unique items – sold for $26,290 at auction through Heritage in August.

But according to the listing, “the sale was cancelled however because the buyer was unresponsive.”

The certificate documents the basketball legend’s birth at 1:40 a.m. on Feb. 17, 1963 after 14 hours of labor. Measuring 7×8 inches, the item features a rough left edge and small tear, but according to the seller “these issuers cause no significant distraction.”

The document is now being offered with a Buy It Now price of $23,000, with the listing running until Sunday.


  1. Posted September 24, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    Wouldn’t he want to hold on to that? Won’t he need it to confirm his identity if he gets a new job, or has to get a new passport, and gets married again, etc…

  2. CM
    Posted September 24, 2013 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    i am sure this is just one of a few copies. during one’s life, you can go to the relevant office and obtain a certified original of your birth certificate.

  3. Jeff Thorpe
    Posted September 24, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    The original certificate is not worth $23000 let alone a certified copy. The other birth certs sold were from dead people..is there something I do not know..
    Not having the original birth certificate can cause problem from driving to opening IRAs..

  4. Tom Waldron
    Posted September 24, 2013 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Has to be a copy someone made and I could care less unless at birth he hit a winning shot .
    Then maybe .

  5. CM
    Posted September 24, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    if a bottle of MJ barbecue sauce sold for $10K, this has got to be worth way more than that. it sold for $26k at a recent auction.

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