Michael Jordan sneakers sell for a record $ 615,000

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Nike Air Jordan 1 worn by basketball superstar Michael Jordan in 1985 becomes most expensive sneaker ever to auction

A pair of sneakers worn by Michael Jordan have sold for $ 615,000, auction house Christie’s announced Thursday (August 13th), breaking a record set just a few months ago by the sale of another pair of shoes. of basketball legend.

The sneakers were a pair of Air Jordan 1 Highs the NBA megastar wore during a 1985 exhibition game in Italy when he dunked the ball so hard it shattered the glass panel.

“This is the original shoe with a real piece of the back panel, a piece of glass, in the sole of the shoe,” said Caitlin Donovan, head of handbag and sneaker sales at Christie’s, who has organized the auction with Stadium Goods.

Jordan accumulated 30 points while wearing shoe size 13.5, in the red and black colors of his Chicago Bulls team.

Although the sale broke the record set in May when a pair of Air Jordan 1s sold for $ 560,000, the new auction landed below the estimated range of $ 650,000 and $ 850,000. .

Record-breaking sales highlight the rising market value of items identified with the retired basketball superstar since the release of The last dance, an ESPN / Netflix documentary that chronicles the saga of Jordan and his Chicago Bulls.

It also confirms that the modest sneaker now has a place of pride in the world of wealthy collectors alongside more traditional collectibles. – Rappler.com


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