A shirt worn by the legendary Michael Jordan during the first match of the 1998 NBA Finals, in which he won his last ring with the chicago bullswas sold Thursday for a record $10.1 million, it announced. Sotheby’s.
The sale of the iconic red Bulls uniform, with the Jordan number 23 on the back, it surpassed that of any sporting item used in a game, the auction house said.
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This sale exceeds almost $9.3 million offered in May for a shirt of the Argentine star Diego Armando Maradona.
The final sum for Jordan’s uniform, which received a total of 20 bids, was twice Sotheby’s highest estimate.
The previous record for a basketball jersey was held by one of Kobe Bryant, autographed, which he wore with Los Angeles Lakers In the season 1996-97 and it was sold for $3.7 millionaccording to Sotheby’s.
The jersey worn by Jordan, now 59, is only the second worn by the star during his six-time championship games with the bulls, conquered between 1991 and 1993 and between 1996 and 1998which is sold at auction.
It is also the most expensive Jordan sports memorabilia ever auctioned. The previous record was held by a tautographed card it’s from the season 1997-98 sold by $2.7 million.
Most of the t-shirts Jordan NBA Finals they remain in private hands, according to Sotheby’s. One of them was donated by the player to National Museum of African American History and Culture.