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Rare Air! Jordan Jersey Sells for Record $10.1 Million

A "Last Dance" game-worn jersey worn by Michael Jordan in 1998 sets record for most expensive sports jersey sold at auction.
Michael Jordan Jersey

A jersey worn by Michael Jordan during the 1998 NBA championship has sold at auction for $10.1 million.

Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, now has the most valuable sports jersey of all time.

A jersey worn by Jordan during Game 1 of the 1998 NBA Finals sold for an attention-grabbing $10.1 million at Sotheby’s September 15, becoming the most expensive piece of game-worn sports memorabilia ever bought at auction.

Michael Jordan Jersey

Michael Jordan scored 33 points wearing this jersey during game 1 of the 1998 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz. Jordan and the Bulls beat the Jazz in the best-of-seven series 4-2.

The jersey toppled the previous record for game-worn collectibles — a jersey worn by the late soccer player Diego Maradona during the 1986 World Cup sold for $9.28 million at Sotheby’s in May.

A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card, which sold for $12.6 million at Heritage Auctions in late August, still holds the title for the most valuable piece of sports memorabilia sold at auction.

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card

A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card is the most valuable sports collectible in the hobby after selling for $12.6 million in August.

The red Chicago Bulls jersey with Jordan’s famous No. 23 was worn during what is widely known as Jordan’s “Last Dance” — a season that concluded a historic run of wins for the Bulls in the 1990s, which included six NBA championships. Jordan went on to temporary retire in 1999. In 2001, he returned to play for another two years with the Washington Wizards. Jordan officially retired in 2003 at age 40.

In 2021, a pair of sneakers Jordan wore during his first season with the Bulls sold for nearly $1.5 million, also at Sotheby's.

Nike Air Ships

An autographed pair of Nike Air Ships Michael Jordan wore during his rookie season in 1984 sold  for nearly $1.5 million at Sotheby's in 2021.

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