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Michael Jordan's 1984 USA jersey has minimum bid of $10K

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Alex Butler

May 20 (UPI) -- If you have the change, Michael Jordan's jersey from the 1984 United States Olympic team is for sale.

The minimum bid for Jordan's red No. 9 threads is $10,000 at Grey Flannel Auctions' website.

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Jordan's United States men's basketball squad won the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Calif. The Bob Knight coached team was the final amateur team from the United States to win a gold medal in men's basketball. The squad featured four of the five 1984 consensus first-team All-Americans in Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Wayman Tisdale and Sam Perkins.

The team also featured Knight's Indiana guard Steve Alford, Vern Fleming, Joe Kleine, Jon Koncak, Chris Mullin, Alvin Robertson, Jeff Turner and Leon Wood.

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Charles Barkley, John Stockton, and Johnny Dawkins were among the big names who didn't survive the final roster cuts.

Coach Knight's squad went 8-0 in the tournament and averaged 95.4 points per game, compared to 63.3 points from its opponents. Jordan played on the team after winning the National Championship with North Carolina.

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Jordan averaged 17.1 points per game during the 1984 games, according to Basketball Reference. He poured in a game-high 20 points in the Gold Medal game against Spain.

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The jersey is in "pristine condition," according to the auction website.

The auction also features a 1953 New York Yankees Mickey Mantle jersey. Bidding for the Mantle jersey also starts at $10,000.

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Grey Flannel Auctions recently sold a 1932 New York Yankees Babe Ruth jersey for $1.05 million.

Bidding begins on June 2 for the historic garb.

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