Michael Jordan’s sneakers sell for record-breaking $8MILLION… six Air Jordans (worn when he clinched his six NBA Championships) make history at New York auction
- Six individual sneakers, worn by Michael Jordan, were sold at auction earlier this week
- They became the second most valuable piece of Jordan memorabilia ever sold
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Six sneakers, worn by Michael Jordan for his six NBA championships, sold for a record-breaking $8 million at auction in New York.
‘The Dynasty Collection’ consists of six individual Air Jordan sneakers. They were worn by Jordan in the game in his NBA Finals victories.
The shoes, which were sold to a buyer in the room at Sotheby’s on Friday, set a new world record for sneakers worn by wildlife.
They also became the second most valuable piece of Jordan memorabilia ever sold.
The 60-year-old’s jersey from game one of the 1998 NBA Finals – the famous ‘Last Dance’ season – still holds the record for any game-worn sports memorabilia.
It was sold at Sotheby’s in September 2022 for $10.1 million. A year later, in April 2023, MJ’s Air Jordan 13s from game two of the same NBA Finals fetched $2.2 million at auction.
Six sneakers worn by Michael Jordan sold for a record-breaking $8 million at auction
The sneakers were worn in the series winning game of Jordan’s six NBA championship victories
The basketball icon won half a dozen NBA championships between 1991 and 1998 with the Chicago Bulls.
He became one of the most famous sportsmen in the world and his association with Nike forged one of the most recognizable brands in sports – lasting long after Jordan’s NBA career ended.
The $8 million sale is being hailed as another ‘reminder of Michael Jordan’s lasting impact’.
‘Today’s record price is proof of the BOK. The Dynasty Collection undoubtedly ranks among the most important collections of sports memorabilia in history,’ said Brahm Wachter of Sotheby’s.
‘(It is) a truly unparalleled moment and milestone in auction history, the sale of these six championship-clinching sneakers will likely never be repeated.’