How much? Jordan’s old sneakers rake in EIGHT-figure sum to shatter global auction record


A set of six individual Air Jordan sneakers worn by Michael Jordan during NBA finals have sold for $US8 million ($A12 million) at an auction in New York, setting a new global auction record for game-worn basketball shoes.

The shoes, worn by one of basketball’s greatest players in the clinching games of his six career NBA Finals championships, became the second-highest price achieved for any Jordan sports memorabilia.

“Today’s record-breaking price is a testament to the GOAT (greatest of all time),” said Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s Head of Modern Collectables, after Friday’s sale.

Legendary Michael Jordan’s game-worn Air Jordans hitting the auction block at Sotheby’s New York! Six pairs from pivotal NBA moments estimated at $7-10 million. The historic debut begins February 2. ???????? #MichaelJordan #AirJordans #Auction

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“A truly unparalleled moment and milestone in auction history, the sale of these six championship-clinching sneakers will likely never be replicated.”

Jordan’s 1998 NBA Finals opening game jersey from the famed “Last Dance” season still holds the world record for any game-worn sports memorabilia, having fetched $US10.1 million ($A15.4 million) in September 2022.

In December six shirts worn by Lionel Messi during Argentina’s triumphant run at the 2022 World Cup were sold for $US7.8 million ($A11.9 million).

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