Michael Jordan’s final Chicago Bulls jersey has fetched big money at an auction in the USA.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports that Jordan’s game-worn jersey from his final regular season appearance with the Chicago Bulls sold for $173,240, which is the highest price paid for a Jordan collectible at auction.
“No one who has been out of the game fewer than fifteen years has had items sell for these kinds of prices,” said Ken Goldin of Goldin Auctions, which sold the jersey and a pair of game-worn shoes from the 1996 NBA Finals for $34,160. “Michael Jordan is the collectible equivalent of Babe Ruth.”
Jersey authenticator MeiGray authenticated the jersey as matching the jersey worn on April 18, 1998, when Jordan scored 44 points against the New York Knicks, the last time he wore the red and white in a regular-season game on the United Center floor. The jersey also came with a letter from the Bulls vouching for its authenticity as being game-used.
Jordan’s “flue game” shoes reportedly sold for just under $105,000 at auction last year, and were previously at the top of the most-expensive list.
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