The Nike Air Ship worn by the Michael Jordan game sells for a record US $ 1.47 million
At the Sotheby’s âIcons of Excellence & Haute Luxuryâ auction, organized in conjunction with MGM Resorts at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Michael Jordan’s first known game in the regular season
Topping the multi-category luxury sale including jewelry, watches, vintage cars, sneakers, designer handbags and more, the pair of autographed Nike Air Ship sneakers sold for $ 1.472 million. US, making it a legendary piece in basketball and sports history. The sale sets a new world record for the highest price ever reached for a pair of sneakers at auction and becomes the first pair of sneakers to sell for over $ 1 million at auction. The sneakers worn by MJ in his fifth NBA game in his rookie season on November 1, 1984, were acquired by Nick Fiorella, an avid collectible card collector.
Michael Jordan’s Nike Air Ships, worn by games, are now the second most valuable pair of sneakers of all time, following Sotheby’s record-breaking April sale of Kanye West’s prototype Nike Air Yeezy 1 “Grammy Worn”. 2008, which brought in US $ 1.8 million from a private sale.
âPresenting such a revolutionary and important pair of sneakers at this special Las Vegas auction further strengthens the strength and broad reach of the sneaker collecting community. This record result for the Jordan Nike Air Ships confirms the place of Michael Jordan and the Air Jordan franchise at the top of the sneaker market. Since the launch of sneaker sales at Sotheby’s in 2019, we’ve seen time and again the sneaker cap continue to be pushed back, and we’re excited about all the potential that lies ahead, âsaid Brahm Wachter, Head of Sotheby’s Streetwear and Modern Collectables.
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