Sneakers might not be your usual item that comes to mind when you think of auctions and high prices, but when it comes to a pair worn by a basketball legend, you can. bet your last dollar that it will sell. A pair of sneakers worn by Michael Jordan that was up for auction sold for US $ 615,000, auction house Christie’s announced, shattering a record set just a few months ago by the sale of another pair of shoes from the basketball legend.
The sneakers in question were a pair of Air Jordan 1 Highs that the NBA megastar wore during a 1985 exhibition game in Italy when he dunked the ball so hard it shattered the glass panel . Jordan accumulated 30 points while wearing shoe size 13.5, in the red and black colors of his Chicago Bulls team.
âThis is the original shoe with a real piece of the back panel, a piece of glass, in the sole of the shoe,â said Caitlin Donovan, head of handbag and sneaker sales at Christie’s, who has organized the auction with Stadium Goods.
Although the sale broke the record set in May when a pair of Air Jordan 1s sold for US $ 560,000, the new auction landed below the estimated range of US $ 650,000 and 850. US $ 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.
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Coming in June, The Last Dance is a 10-part documentary that tells the untold story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty with rare and unseen sights and sounds from the 1997-98 championship season – as well. over 100 interviews with famous personalities and the biggest names in basketball, including Jordan himself, Phil Jackson, Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr, Dennis Rodman, Pat Riley, Charles Barkley, Dikembe Mutombo, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, Kobe Bryant, Gary Payton, Adam Silver, Bob Costas, Barack Obama, Justin Timberlake and more. The Last Dance will debut in June 2020 on ABC and ESPN.
Source: AFP Relax News