Year After Getting Reportedly $30,000,000 Richer, LIV Golf Defector Shows Off His Expensive Michael Jordan Memorabilia

Published 10/08/2023, 10:20 AM EDT

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A golfer with a $60 million fortune may have left MJ’s devoted fans feeling envious. After the auction of his remarkable golf memorabilia, the 47-year-old showcased a valuable memento of the legacy of Michael Jordan. Every admirer of Mike’s career dreams of possessing at least one item from his illustrious journey.

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Ian Poulter, a golfer associated with LIV, has acquired a high-value Jordan card. He also shared a photograph of it with his followers.

Ian Poulter’s expensive Michael Jordan acquisition

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The Ryder Cup icon is an avid collector of sports memorabilia. Recently, he shared an update on his Instagram about one of his incredible, new acquisitions. The British golfer wrote, “@josuajamespoulter and I popped along to a local card show and picked up a couple of fun cards. A Merlin Arsenal Team Badge from 1995. And a Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie 1986 card.”  

Undoubtedly, it’s the coolest and most coveted possession. He captured a photo of both cards and shared it on his Instagram story.

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Nearly every Jordan card commands a high price, especially since 2019 when prices of memorabilia began to skyrocket.

For instance, Jordan’s Fleer ’86 card was auctioned off for $8,000 over a decade ago, but in today’s market, it could easily fetch anywhere above $40,000, with the highest estimate being a safe bet. Some of these cards have even set records with astonishing sales at auctions.

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As many fans would likely agree, the price tag probably might have not come as a surprise to the golfer. After all, he added a substantial $30,000,000 to his wealth just last year. But at a different cost. 

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In 2022, the English golfer became a part of LIV, defecting from the PGA.

While this led Poulter to face a good deal of scrutiny, this move is estimated to have made him $30 million. For the first season, he didn’t achieve a great victory and fell short of securing a spot in the top ten.

On the other hand his team, ‘Majestic GC,’ managed to secure a couple of third-place finishes, bolstering the golfer’s earnings by an additional $3,03,333. More for him to spend on his incredible card collection. 

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What is your guess at the cost of the Jordan Rookie card? Do tell us in the comments below.

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Pritha Debroy

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Pritha is an NBA writer at Essentially Sports. She has long been a fan of the NBA and the Portland Trail Blazers. With prior experience in lifestyle writing, she aims to deliver a fair assessment of the happenings from the NBA world, both on and off the court.
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