Be Like Mike by Buying His Game-Worn Jordans
The "Original Air: Michael Jordan Game-Worn and Player Exclusive Sneaker Rarities" auction starts July 30
Courtesy of an upcoming auction from Christie’s and Stadium Goods, lucky bidders won’t quite be able to be like Mike, but they will be able to walk in his shoes.
During the “Original Air: Michael Jordan Game-Worn and Player Exclusive Sneaker Rarities” auction starting on July 30 and ending August 13, 11 pairs of sneakers worn by the NBA’s GOAT will be crossing the block.
For now, we know those pairs consist of a pre-Jordan Brand Nike Air Ships Jordan wore during his rookie season, the Air Jordan 7 “Olympics” he donned for the Dream Team’s gold medal game in 1992, and some classic Jordan 14s No. 23 put on during practice for his final Bulls appearance. The other eight offerings have yet to be announced.
The Air Ships are expected to fetch $350,000 – $550,000, the Air Jordan 7 “Olympics” may garner $50,000 – $70,000 and the Jordan 14s could draw $6,000 – $8,000.
“Michael Jordan’s tremendous impact on basketball and sneakers is universally acknowledged, and it can be easy to think there aren’t any new stories to add to the legend,” said Stadium Goods co-founder John McPheters. “But as we’ve seen with The Last Dance and now with our ‘Original Air’ auction with Christie’s, there are still lesser-known narratives in the legacy that create great interest. The pieces we’ve put together for this auction are truly unique, and will have deep resonance for Jordan fans, sneaker connoisseurs and pop culture collectors alike.”
Though the piece has not been identified yet, Christie’s and Stadium are planning to donate a portion of proceeds from one of the sale’s lots to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
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