Tomorrow is the 2009 Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony and it’s going to be a big one! Not only are “The Admiral” David Robinson, John Stockton, Coach Jerry Sloan and Coach C. Vivian Stringer being inducted, but so is Number 23, Michael Jordan. To commemorate the induction of arguably the greatest player to ever lace up a pair of sneakers into the Basketball HOF, Upper Deck is re-teaming with OBEY Giant artist Shepard Fairey to release a series of Michael Jordan screen prints.
This is actually the second time Fairey has collaborated on a series of prints with Upper Deck. The first series of prints featured LA Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and were entitled KOBE, MVP and GOLD. Right now not much is known about this first print in the upcoming Michael Jordan x Upper Deck x OBEY Giant Hall of Fame tribute series, including price or release date. What The Blot does know is that it is entitled "BULLS" and will measure 26”x36” and should be dropping sometime soon.
If I had to guess, I’d say there will be two editions of each print released similar to the UD x OG Kobe prints, a dual signed print autographed by both MJ and Shep and a single signed print autographed only by Shepard. Knowing how much Upper Deck authenticated Michael Jordan signed memorabilia runs for, I feel pretty confident in saying the dual signed prints will cost a pretty penny.