A pair of Michael Jordan’s game-worn sneakers bought for $615,000 at Christie’s public sale home.© AFP
A pair of Michael Jordan’s game-worn sneakers bought for $615,000, Christie’s public sale home stated Thursday, shattering a file set simply months in the past by the sale of one other pair of the basketball legend’s footwear. The sneakers had been a pair of Air Jordan 1 Highs that the NBA megastar wore throughout a 1985 exhibition match in Italy when he dunked the ball so onerous it shattered the glass backboard. “That is the unique shoe with an precise piece of the backboard, a chunk of glass, within the sole of the shoe,” stated Caitlin Donovan, head of purse and sneaker gross sales at Christie’s — which organized the public sale with Stadium Items.
Jordan racked up 30 factors whereas sporting the scale 13.5 footwear, that are within the crimson and black colours of his Chicago Bulls group.
Although the sale broke the file set in Could when a pair of Air Jordan 1’s bought for $560,000, the brand new public sale landed beneath the estimated vary of $650,000 and $850,000.
The file setting gross sales spotlight the hovering market worth of objects recognized with the retired basketball famous person because the launch of “The Final Dance,” an ESPN/Netflix documentary that chronicles the saga of Jordan and his Chicago Bulls.
It additionally confirms that the lowly sneaker now has a spot of delight on the planet of rich collectors alongside extra conventional collectibles.
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