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Michael Jordan’s Autographed NBA Championship Sneakers Sell For $8 Million in NYC Auction

Michael Jordan's Autographed NBA Championship Sneakers Sell For $8 Million in NYC Auction

Michael Jordan’s signed NBA championship sneakers, worn during games in 1991, ’92, ’93, ’96, ’97, and ’98, were sold at a New York City auction for a record-breaking $8 million. The set, known as “The Dynasty Collection,” was crafted by Nike and represents iconic moments in Jordan’s basketball career.

The sale, held by Sotheby’s, set a new record for the highest price ever paid for game-worn sneakers. The collection also included limited images signed by photographer Bill Smith, who famously captured Jordan celebrating victories while wearing just one shoe. The buyer’s identity remains undisclosed.

“Today’s record-breaking price is a testament to the GOAT,” Sotheby’s chief Brahm Wachter said in a statement.”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.”

The six sneakers stand out as the second-highest total amassed for Jordan swag at the auction house. A jersey worn by the Chicago Bulls icon in Game 1 of the 1998 “Last Dance” finals fetched $10.1 million in September 2022.

Seven months later, a pair of Air Jordans 13 worn in the 1998 NBA Finals Game 2 were sold for $2,238,000 — the most ever paid for a pair of sneakers at that time.

Wachter, who oversees Sotheby’s modern collectibles, described the hefty haul as “a truly unparalleled moment and milestone in auction history.”

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