A Game-Worn Michael Jordan Jersey Could Fetch More Than $700k At Auction
Michael Jordan has always been bigger than basketball. Even with the likes of LeBron James and Steph Curry showing their prowess on the court, conversation surrounding the Greatest Of All Time always goes back to Jordan and thanks to ESPN’s The Last Dance documentary, those who weren’t old enough to live during Jordan’s dominant reign on the court at least now understand the hype around the star. But as the documentary proved, the star power of Jordan has never waned, even after his retirement. Rather, a lucrative sneaker line has made Jordan an icon of global proportion and a name that registers even with those who don’t follow basketball. It’s hardly surprising then that a rare Chicago Bulls jersey worn by the star player is expected to fetch a huge sum at auction.
According to reports from TMZ, the jersey in question is a super-rare item worn by Jordan during his NBA championship-winning ’97-’98 season. Jordan wore the jersey during game three and four of the Eastern Conference Finals, which took place on May 23 and May 25, 1998 respectively. While fans will know that the Bulls copped quite the beating in these games, it’s likely that they’ll also be aware of the fact Jordan still managed to drop 30 and 28 points while wearing the jersey.
It’s a rare, but iconic item. These games that took place during the Eastern Conference Finals continue to be amongst the most memorable in the world of basketball, and saw the rivalry between Jordan and Reggie Miller of the Indiana Pacers grow ever more tense. Not surprisingly, the games have come to be regarded as the toughest playoff series throughout the Bulls’ six-championship run.
Given that these games featured heavily in the hugely popular The Last Dance documentary, it’s easy to see why the value of the jersey has increased dramatically as more people flock to ensnare a piece of Jordan’s legacy. Priced at $500,000 USD, it’s expected to “set the all-time record for most valuable Jordan Jersey ever sold.”
So, should you fancy owning a piece of Jordan history, you’re going to have to reach deep into those pockets. For more details, visit Goldin Auctions where bidding will take place June 22.