Incredible 1987 full color photograph of Chicago Bulls young star Michael Jordan as he sails into the air to dunk on the Los Angeles Lakers. Crystal clear and of exceptional quality, this is absolutely dated to 1987 as this is a known photograph with a slightly larger frame available that captures Jeff Lamp of the Lakers in the background. The color photo was printed in a lab off the original negative in the 1980's and bears the watermark on the back "This Paper manufactured by Kodak" which is the appropriate marks for the 1987 photograph! Without a doubt, this is the most aesthetically impressive photograph of Jordan we have ever handled and the only vintage example of this shot we have ever seen in the hobby! Please note, this photographer did not originate from the original photographer, Andrew Bernstein, so this print was likely done off a duplicate negative. However, there is no indication of such and the clarity is off the charts. We are not sure how this was made in 1987 and perhaps it is a "vintage" that was cropped and issued without his permission, but the result is that PSA will decline to give this a "Type 1" and we want to be upfront about this situation to all potential bidders. The photo is from 1987 and is crystal clear. Regardless of how it was produced or which negative was used, it is the only true vintage example known in the hobby.
Designation: Vintage 1
Overall Grade: 10/10