A set of six particular person Air Jordan sneakers worn by Michael Jordan throughout NBA finals offered for $8 million at an public sale in New York, setting a brand new international public sale file for game-worn sneakers, public sale home Sotheby’s stated on Friday.
The footwear, worn by one in every of basketball’s best gamers within the clinching video games of his six profession NBA Finals championships, grew to become the second highest value achieved for Michael Jordan sports activities memorabilia.
“At this time’s record-breaking value is a testomony to the GOAT (best of all time),” stated Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s Head of Fashionable Collectables.
“A really unparalleled second and milestone in public sale historical past, the sale of those six championship-clinching sneakers will probably by no means be replicated.”
Jordan’s 1998 NBA Finals opening recreation jersey from the famed “Final Dance” season nonetheless holds the world file for any game-worn sports activities memorabilia, having fetched $10.1 million in September 2022.
In December six shirts worn by Lionel Messi throughout Argentina’s triumphant run on the 2022 World Cup have been offered for $7.8 million.