Back in 1999, Michael Jordan gave several recruiting letters that he received from the University of North Carolina in 1980 to a restaurant called Michael Jordan's 23 in Chapel Hill, N.C. However, when the restaurant closed a few years later, the letters were put into storage and, when a storage bill went unpaid, a lucky guy who bought the storage unit that the letters were in found them and immediately knew that they were worth a lot of money. He didn't sell them right away. But now, those letters are being auctioned off by Goldin Auctions.

The letters, which came directly from UNC head coach Dean Smith and UNC assistant coach Bill Guthridge, are currently up for sale with reserves of $5,000 and $2,500 respectively. And that's not all. In addition to the letters, Goldin Auctions is also auctioning off an original copy of the diploma that Jordan earned from UNC and a transcript from MJ's time at UNC. The diploma has a $7,500 reserve, while the transcript has a $1,000 reserve.

You can check out images of all four of the items in the thumbs gallery above—and place bids on them over here. If you're an MJ fan, which piece of memorabilia would you want the most?

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[via ESPN]