Marking the jersey’s 25th anniversary, Mitchell & Ness has released the 1991 Michael Jordan East All-Star Game Authentic Jersey. Retailing at $300, the introduction is part of Mitchell & Ness’ ongoing partnership with Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand and marks the first time the company has produced the jersey.
The jersey features sublimated front logos and one-color twill name and numbers, perhaps an unconfirmed nod to the shift from screen-print to tackle twill in 1992.
The 1991 NBA All-Star Game held in Charlotte, NC was the 41st installment of the Eastern and Western conferences facing off in the annual exhibition. V Voted by fans as a starter in his 7th consecutive All-star selection since being drafted into the league in 1984, Jordan tallied 26 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals in 36 minutes. The East won a close game with a score of 116-114 in dramatic fashion, as Kevin Johnson’s possible game-winning three-pointer did not count because of a basket interference call on Karl Malone.
Jordan would go on to play in every regular season game (61-21) and playoff game (15-2) in 1990-91 as he led the Chicago Bulls to his and the team’s first NBA Championship Title. He was named All-NBA First Team, League MVP, Finals MVP, All-Defensive First Team, and Associated Press Athlete of the Year. He also led the NBA in field goals, field goal attempts, total points, and scoring average with 31.5 points per game.
Mitchell & Ness has been the exclusive jersey producer of NBA Icon Michael Jordan since Spring 2014, with its current partnership set to run through the 2016 Holiday season.
The jersey is available at The Upper Deck Company, nbastore.com and the NBA store at 545 5th Avenue in NYC, the Mitchell & Ness Flagship Store in Philadelphia, the Charlotte Hornets Team Store at the Time Warner Cable Arena, the Chicago Bulls Team Store at the United Center, nbastore.eu, and nbastore.com.cn.