An unusual pair of Michael Jordan’s signed, game-worn Nikes drew a record price at auction last week.
Three months ago, a Nike Air Jordan 1 pair from Jordan’s rookie season went for a then-record $560,000 in a Sotheby’s auction. Those also were game-worn and autographed. The sale took place the same day ESPN broadcast the final installment of “The Last Dance,” a 10-part documentary on his career and final season with the Chicago Bulls.
The record-setting shoes were part of an online auction of Jordan footwear. A pair of shoes worn by Jordan in the Dream Team’s gold medal game in the 1992 Olympics brought $112,500 in the same auction, which was held in cooperation with Stadium Goods. Nine lots of Jordan gear sold for a total of $931,875, including buyers’ fees, Christie’s said, and only two lots went unsold.
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