NBA legend Michael Jordan has generated a frenzy of interest thanks to "The Last Dance" series, and his influence is being felt in the market for sports memorabilia. Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The craze surrounding “The Last Dance” has found its way into the sports memorabilia market, as a ticket from Michael Jordan’s NBA debut has sold for huge money at auction.

According to Huggins & Scott Auctions, a ticket stub from Jordan’s debut with the Chicago Bulls in 1984 yielded a $24,907 winning bid at a recent auction, as relayed by Darren Rovell of Action Network.

Jordan’s debut came on Oct. 26, 1984 in the Bulls’ season-opening game against the then-Washington Bullets. Jordan put up 16 points, six rebounds and seven assists in a 109-93 loss. 13,913 fans were in attendance that night at Chicago Stadium, which had a capacity of 17,374.

It goes without saying that “The Last Dance” — the 10-part ESPN docuseries that chronicled Jordan’s career and his final season with the Bulls and turned into a pop culture phenomenon — injected rabid interest in His Airness-related memorabilia. To illustrate as much, a pair of Air Jordan sneakers sold for $560,000 at auction earlier this month.

What’s more, a ticket stub from the very same game that generated the nearly $25K winning bid this week sold for only just over $8,000 last year.

It’s not only MJ memorabilia that has created a bidding frenzy at auction of late, either, as other coveted items from across the sports world have elicited record-breaking sales as well.

This article first appeared on Sportress of Blogitude and was syndicated with permission.

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