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Basketball player Michael Jordan's jersey offered at auction for three to five million dollars


The living legend of waxed floors wore this jersey number 23 during his last season with the Chicago Bulls.

An opportunity to own a piece of the legend… provided you put the means into it.

A jersey worn by famous NBA basketball player Michael Jordan during his last 1997-1998 season with the Chicago Bulls will be auctioned in September for three to five million dollars, Sotheby's announced on Wednesday.

The Bulls fullback's jersey, now 59, has already reached the highest auction price for a Jordan jersey and any player's collectible, according to the auction house.

The sale will take place in New York from September 6 to 14 and the famous red jersey flanked by the number 23 of the Chicago Bulls worn by Jordan will be presented to the public in Monterey, California, from August 17 to 20, then in New York during the auction September, according to a press release from Sotheby's.

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“The 1997-98 season is perhaps one of Jordan's fan favorites because Michael was at the top of his game knowing it was his last chance with the Chicago Bulls for the NBA championship,” commented the boss of modern objects and collectibles at Sotheby's, Brahm Wachter.

What basketball pundits and the writers of a 10-episode ESPN/Netflix documentary in 2020 called 'The Last Dance' season in 1997-98 marks Michael Jordan's second retirement from the sport He played with the Bulls from 1984-85 to 1997-98 -- with a one-season hiatus in 1993-94 -- before joining the Washington Wizards from 2001-03.

Shoes sold for nearly $1.5 million

In October 2021 in Las Vegas, the New York house sold a pair of sneakers, the Nike Air Ships, for $ 1,472,000, worn by Jordan at the start of his career in 1984-1985, setting an auction record for shoes worn in matches.

An astronomical price, smashing the record of Nike Air Jordans sold for 615,000 dollars in August 2020 during an auction organized by the competing company Christie's.

Six-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls, inspiration for Nike's Air Jordan line of sneakers, owner of the Charlotte Hornets, the New York native is considered one of the greatest sportsmen of all time and today as one of the most prominent personalities in the sports industry.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2022-08-11

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