Originally Posted by Real RocknRolla
This is a prime example of why I tend to stay away from GU cards. The Basketball Hall of Fame, Upper Deck, and a handful of various auction houses and game-worn collectors have claimed to have the game-worn MJ '96 All-Star jersey over the years.
Earlier this year, when Mitchell & Ness reproduced Jordan's '96 All-Star jersey for retail, it was found out that the jersey the Basketball Hall of Fame had in their possession and believed to be game-used, was in fact not.
Mitchell & Ness based their reproduction on the jersey supplied by the Hall of Fame. It didn't take long for jersey collectors to notice that Mitchell & Ness had put the "2" on the back of the jersey upside down--which prompted their explanation & photos of the GU jersey in the HOF. Mitchell & Ness | The Mystery of the 1996 NBA All Star Jersey
Watch the highlights of the game, or the entire game. Michael never wears a jersey with an upside down "2" on the back.
Very interesting. And who authenticates for the HOF? Grey Flannel.
The same people who banned me from bidding and asking questions once I showed them a jersey they were selling (to me) had a patch in a slightly different position than it was actually in during that game.
It's all opinion-based thesedays, and I'm starting to think it's worth avoiding any pre-Meigray jersey cards/pieces.