Basketball legend Michael Jordan wore a Chicago Bulls jersey, which just sold for $10.1 million. During the first game of the 1998 NBA Finals, Jordan wore the jersey. It is the most money ever paid for a piece of game-used memorabilia. Morning Brew is read by more than 3 million people; you should too! Basketball legend Michael Jordan wore a Chicago Bulls jersey, which recently fetched a record-breaking $10.1 million at auction.
The Bulls went on to win the 1998 NBA Finals, Jordan’s sixth and last NBA championship, while he was wearing the jersey in the series’ opening contest.
Jordan’s final campaign with the Bulls, 1997–98, was chronicled in the well-liked Netflix series “The Last Dance” in 2020.
The unbelievable amount for the jersey is the highest ever obtained for an item of game-used memorabilia. The previous record was $9.28 million, which was spent for the “Hand of God” jersey, worn by soccer legend Diego Maradona at the 1986 World Cup. The 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card, which set a record-breaking price of $12.6 million and became the first sports collectable to surpass $10 million, sold just weeks before to the Jordan sale.
Jordan’s jersey drew more than 20 bids from collectors, according to auction house Sotheby’s.
AA1 Sotheby’s (@Sothebys) According to Sotheby’s head of streetwear and modern collectibles, Brahm Wachter, “today’s record-breaking outcome reaffirms Michael Jordan as the indisputable G.O.A.T., confirming his name and matchless legacy is just as relevant as it was over 25 years ago.”
The abbreviation “greatest of all time” is “G.O.A.T.”
Wachter continued, “The 1998 season is his’magnum opus’ as an athlete and a testimonial to him as a champion and competitor. The “1998 Finals” jersey is undoubtedly the most sought-after of all the finals jerseys from Jordan because they are so uncommon.
An NBA jersey worn by Kobe Bryant during his rookie season sold for $3.69 million, setting the previous record. That garment was sold in 2021, a year after the Lakers star’s tragic passing.