“Pin-Up” of the Week: 1982 North Carolina Tar Heels National Finals Pin/Button

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Forbes has added 290 new billionaires to it’s list of the world’s wealthiest people.  One of those new billionaires is none other than Michael Jordan.  Forbes estimates that Michael Jordan is worth about $1 billion.  I wouldn’t even know what to do with all that money.  I’d probably start my own National.

The 1981-82 North Carolina Tar Heels went all the way winning the National Championship.  It was an iconic team led by James Worthy, Sam Perkins, and freshman Michael Jordan.  It was also Dean Smith’s first title.  I don’t think anyone watching could have predicted Michael Jordan to go on and become the legend that he is now.

This pin/button is an interesting snapshot of history.  It features head shots of the players.  Dean Smith is at the bottom center, and Jordan is two spots to the left.  The pin was probably given out as some type of promo.  Its highly sought after given the players that were on the team.  One recently sold for $60.00.

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