Jordan x Fairey x Upper Deck

September 15, 2009

Upper Deck Authenticated Unveils Michael Jordan Hall of Fame Tribute Series from Artist Shepard Fairey
Series includes Jordan UNC, BULLS, and Hall of Fame Portrait Prints

Everything about Michael Jordan is iconic, from his slam dunks to his signature shoes to his tongue wagging to his number, so he makes a great subject for portraiture because everything about him is laced with cultural significance. You can tell from the look in his eyes, even back when he was at the University of North Carolina, that he was obsessed with greatness, but he also managed to do everything with a sense of flair. I think it’s that combination of intensity and style, and of course his singular talent, that make him the embodiment of a legend.
– Shepard

Print Series will go on sale starting Thursday, Sept. 17th.  Please return to for Purchasing Link.

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The initial offering consisting of just the high-end, 26” x 36” silk-screened master prints signed by both Jordan and Fairey (limited to 50 versions each) for $4,499.99 collectively. For anyone who purchases the three-part master print series, they will receive the same edition number in the limited-to-50 series for each print (UNC, Bulls and the HOF induction). Additionally, on Sept 17th the three-part sets signed by Fairey-only, which also measure 26” wide x 36” high and are limited to 123 apiece, go on sale for $1,349.99 collectively.

On Sept 22nd, individual versions of the dual-signed master prints will go on sale for $1,499.99 each, with the Fairey-only signed versions also being made available for $499.99 apiece. Lastly, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, an 18” wide x 24” high Fairey-signed print that’s limited to 523 will be made available. Complete sets of the three single-signed, 18″ x 24″ prints will retail for $215.99 each with individual pieces listed for $79.99.

“As long time fans of Shepard’s art and having worked with him prior to the popularity and notoriety of his Obama ‘Hope’ artwork, we are very excited to offer collectors of sports memorabilia an art series that will bring to life Jordan’s accomplishments and further cement his legacy,“ said Chuck Donato, business manager of UDA, the Upper Deck Company’s memorabilia division. “Jordan is the sporting world’s ultimate icon and there isn’t a more relevant or iconic artist currently than Shepard, so this is an epic pairing of athlete and artist. We couldn’t be more thrilled.”