The NBA legend’s Last Dance jersey fetched an astounding $10.1 million at auction. One of the most well-known athletes in American history, Michael Jordan, continues to set records. The legendary Bulls player made a big difference in taking the NBA brand around the world because he was able to sell and watch a lot of tickets and games.
MJ brought back happy memories for all of us with the publication of his critically acclaimed docuseries, The Last Dance, in 2020, which covered both his legendary NBA career and his final season with the Bulls. According to reports, the sitcom averaged an astounding 5.6 million views per episode.
The 10-episode documentary did more for the younger generation than introduce them to his best-selling footwear. Although the 1997–98 Bulls season was heavily emphasized, the series also covered a wide range of other subjects, including disputes, rivalries, and personal lives.
A crazy $10.1 million was paid for a Bulls star’s jersey from Game One of the 1998 Finals. Billionaire Michael Jordan topped Diego Maradona when his “Last Dance” shirt sold for an astounding $10.1 million. Billionaire Michael Jordan topped Diego Maradona when his “Last Dance” shirt sold for an astounding $10.1 million. [/caption]Instead of LeBron James, Stephen Curry might have taken home the NBA’s lone “Unanimous MVP” award.
NBA News: A crazy $10.1 million was paid for a Bulls star Michael Jordan jersey
His astonishment continues to establish records even though it has been almost 20 years since he hung up his basketball sneakers. ESPN said that the top Bulls player’s Game 1 jersey from the 1998 Finals sold for a crazy $10,1 million.
The pricey sports collectable is Michael Jordan’s Finals jersey from 1998.
Due to his achievements, His Airness has surpassed the late Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, whose “Hand of God” World Cup jersey sold for $9.28 million. Sotheby’s says that the 1997–1998 Upper Deck Game Jersey patch card, which sold for $2.7 million in October 2021, was the most expensive Michael Jackson collectable up until then.
The superstar Bulls player’s 1998 Finals jersey was reportedly projected to fetch between $3 and $5 million at auction. The season is his “magnum opus” as an athlete and a monument to his skill as a rival and a champion, Sotheby’s, head of streetwear and modern collectables, said in a statement.
Due to their extreme rarity, the 1998 Finals jerseys are without a doubt the most sought-after of all the Finals jerseys. The most expensive NBA jersey ever sold was the late Kobe Bryant’s, which fetched $3.69 million. The Black Mamba donned the aforementioned piece of apparel throughout his first season, which ran from 1996 to 1997.
The highest sum ever paid was for the NBA jersey with the number 23 on the back
The highest sum ever paid was for the NBA jersey with the number 23 on the back.
Regarding the most recent sale of MJ’s Last Dance jersey, Wachter stated the following: “Since we made the auction announcement, there has been a discernible increase in interest from collectors and sports fans who want to take home a special piece of history.”
The record-breaking result, which attracted a whopping 20 offers, proves that Michael Jordan is the undisputed GOAT and that his name and unrivalled legacy are just as important today as they were more than 25 years ago.
According to Sotheby’s, a jersey that Michael Jordan wore in Game 1 of the 1998 NBA Finals when he won his final championship, brought a record-breaking $10.1 million on Thursday. According to the auction house, the vintage red Chicago Bulls jersey with Michael Jordan’s number 23 on the back sold for the highest amount ever for a piece of game-used sports memorabilia, setting a new auction record in the process.
The jersey was the subject of twenty bids, with the highest bid exceeding Sotheby’s high estimate by two times. The most expensive item of sports memorabilia ever sold at auction was Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God” shirt, which broke the previous record in May.
The previous record belonged to the Kobe Bryant-signed basketball jerseys that were worn throughout the 1996–97 season. The value of that NBA artefact was $3.7 million, according to Sotheby‘s.
Only Jordan’s jersey, the second of the star’s six championship-winning jerseys, has ever been offered for sale. It is also Michael Jordan’s most expensive item of sports memorabilia. The previous record was an autographed 1997–1998 relic card that cost $2.7 million.