When Serena Williams captured the 2017 Australian Open championship, it marked her 23rd career Grand Slam singles title, the most in the Open era. Upon the victory, she received a letter from Michael Jordan that accompanied a pair of Air Jordan 1s made in the likeness of the NikeCourt Flare shoes she always wears. It was a message of inspiration and congratulations from the man who wore the No. 23 throughout his storied career. The letter said the following:
“Winning is hard, it takes years of hard work, mental toughness, and a willingness to accept the fact that you hate to lose. Congratulations, with much respect on winning No. 23. It will be a privilege to keep watching your determination on the court.”
This designed piece pairs two of the greatest of all time who share a unique bond with No. 23 as well as the distinction of being the greatest in the history of their respective sport. The two great champions have autographed this piece in gold. This version is double-matted and framed to give it a classic finished look. Jordan and Williams have autographed this limited edition (50) framed “Respect” 36” x 18” designed image in gold paint pen. Their signatures are deemed authentic by virtue of Upper Deck Authenticated’s Five-Step Process.
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