A pair of sneakers worn by NBA superstar Michael Jordan many years ago was on Tuesday sold for $2.2 million setting a record price at auction for game-worn sports footwear, Sotheby’s announced.
The basketball great wore the ‘Bred’ Air Jordan 13s during Game 2 of the 1998 NBA Finals on the way to his sixth and last NBA championship title.
The sale which happened online has now cemented Jordan’s position as the most valuable athlete at auctions for sportswear memorabilia.
It broke his own record of $1.5 million for sneakers, set in September 2021.
Last year, one of his jerseys sold for $10.1 million, the most ever paid at auction for any game-worm collectibles.
‘Today’s record-breaking result further proves that the demand for Michael Jordan sports memorabilia continues to outperform and transcend all expectations,’ Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s head of streetwear and modern collectables, said in a statement.