UPPER DECK AUTHENTICATED ‘HITS THE HARDWOOD’ WITH LIMITED EDITION MICHAEL JORDAN CHICAGO BULLS FLOOR COLLECTION
COLLECTION INCLUDES ACTUAL PIECES FROM THE LEGENDARY UNITED CENTER BASKETBALL COURT
Portion of Proceeds to Benefit the CharitaBulls, the Non-Profit Youth Organization of the Chicago Bulls
Carlsbad, CA, Tuesday September 08, 2009
With six NBA championships, five league MVP awards and 10 scoring titles, Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest basketball player in NBA history. As the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame prepares to enshrine “Air Jordan” this week, Upper Deck Authenticated (UDA), the memorabilia division of the Upper Deck Company, is proud to unveil the Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Floor Collection, a product line featuring actual pieces from the legendary United Center floor where history was made.
The United Center floor was the home to a Bulls dynasty that included a star-studded team featuring MJ, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman. The Bulls carved out a niche in NBA lore at the United Center, winning three of their six NBA championships during the 1990s while playing there – ’96, ’97 and ‘98 – and clinching two of the titles on that very same court (’96 and ’97).
“With Michael’s induction into the Hall of Fame on the horizon, we are excited to be able to give fans a chance to own a piece of basketball history and Jordan’s amazing legacy,” said Chuck Donato, business manager for UDA. “Through a partnership with the Bulls and our exclusive relationship with Jordan, the floor collection will provide fans with a wide assortment of prized collectibles ranging from small pieces of the floor all the way up to being able to own one of the full-size Bulls heads or the Chicago Bulls lettering from the baseline.
“For the ultimate fan interested in something truly jaw-dropping, you can even contact us about flooring your office or game room with sections of the floor.”
As part of UDA’s partnership with the Chicago Bulls, a portion of the proceeds from the floor will benefit the CharitaBulls, a local Chicago youth organization formed with the mission to enhance the lives of Chicago’s youth by actively creating and supporting educational, recreational and social programs. Over the years, CharitaBulls has contributed tens of millions of dollars for a variety of worthy causes in the Chicagoland area.
To view and purchase items from the collection, fans can visit www.BullsFloor.com or www.UpperDeckStore.com. Collectors looking to acquire the large one-of-a-kind pieces can contact Upper Deck’s customer service at 800-551-8220. New product offerings are being added monthly, with the current selection including:
Bulls Floor Product
Hall of Fame Box with HOF card (2.5” X 1.5” piece of floor) $24.99
Collectible Box (7” x 3” piece of floor) $59.99
Framed 11’’ x 14’’ images with 3” x 5” piece of floor
MJ Dribble $199.99
MJ Drive $199.99
MJ Two Hand Dunk $199.99
MJ Glide Dunk $199.99
Framed 24’’ x 16’’ images with piece of floor
Black and White Last Second Shot (7’’ x 4.5’’ wood) $299.99
Career Retrospective Collage (13’’ x 3’’ wood) $299.99
12’’ x 12’’ Floor Screen Printed Art (unframed)
MJ Reverse (white jersey) $299.99
MJ Dunk (red jersey) $299.99
Jordan “23” Jersey $299.99
Large Framed Images with Jordan Autographed 6’’ x 6’’ Floor Pieces
MJ Jam Session $1,599.99
MJ Airborne $1,599.99
Ultimate Fan Items (contact customer service for details)
Chicago Bulls Head Logo (autographed upon request) $74,999.99
Chicago Bulls Baseline Lettering Contact for Pricing
Flooring by Square Foot Contact for Pricing
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Upper Deck Authenticated is the leading provider of authentic sports memorabilia, featuring exclusive autograph partnerships with the world’s greatest athletes including Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Albert Pujols, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade. Through UDA’s patented five-step authentication process, the company guarantees the authenticity of its autographed products by witnessing and recording every signature, and through its unique hologram registry which allows fans to register and verify each autographed product online.