Six single Nike Air Jordans, worn by the eponymous basketball star in the 1990s, sold Friday for a record $8 million,
according to auction house Sotheby’s.
Michael Jordan gave the separate shoes to Chicago Bulls communications executive Tim Hallam, after decisive games
that helped the club win six NBA championships from 1991 to 1993 and 1996 to 1998.
The purchase price achieved at auction at Sotheby’s in New York is a record for such an unusual offering —
and the second highest ever for Michael Jordan collectibles.READ MORE
The prices reached for the “Dynasty Collection” “will likely never be replicated”, Sotheby’s boasted in
a statement that did not disclose the buyer’s identity.
“Today’s record-breaking price is a testament to the GOAT,” said Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s Head of Modern Collectibles, using a popular acronym for “greatest of all time.”
Last April the company, owned by French-Israeli tycoon Patrick Drahi, auctioned a pair of sneakers worn by Jordan in his last championship final with the Chicago Bulls in 1998 for $2.2 million.
That was a record for the shoes, “Bred” (“Black and Red”) Air Jordan XIII, which were signed by the player.