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Michael Jordan’s Dynasty collection of six Nike Air Jordan sneakers, which were worn during all six of Jordan’s victorious NBA championship games with the Chicago Bulls, sold for a record $8 million at Sotheby’s “The One” auction on Friday.
The bid became the second-highest price achieved for Michael Jordan sports memorabilia, placing behind Jordan’s 1998 NBA Finals Game 1 jersey from the famed “Last Dance” season, which was sold for $10.1 million at Sotheby’s in September 2022.
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The variety of Air Jordan sneakers, all signed by Jordan, were worn during the Bull’s 1991 game against the Los Angeles Lakers, 1992 game against the Portland Trail Blazers, 1993 game against the Phoenix Suns, 1996 game against the Seattle SuperSonics, 1997 game against the Utah Jazz and 1998 game against the Utah Jazz.
The six size 13 and 13.5 shoes were originally given to Tim Hallam, previously a PR Director for the Bull’s, from Jordan. After selling the shoes to an anonymous buyer, they were sold to Sotheby’s.
“Today’s record-breaking price is a testament to the GOAT [greatest of all time]. The Dynasty Collection undeniably ranks among the most significant compilations of sports memorabilia in history. Serving as both a reminder of Michael Jordan’s lasting impact on the world and a tangible expression of his recognized legendary status, its significance is further validated by this monumental result. A truly unparalleled moment and milestone in auction history, the sale of these six championship-clinching sneakers will likely never be replicated,” said Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s head of modern collectables.
Sotheby’s also holds the record for any pair of sneakers, with Michael Jordan’s 1998 NBA Finals Game 2 Air Jordan 13s from the famous “The Last Dance” season which earned $2.2 million in April 2023.
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