Michael Jordan jersey $101 million Sotheby’s record souvenirs

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Michael Jordan’s game-worn 1998 NBA Finals ‘The Last Dance’ jersey from video game 1 is on screen throughout a press sneak peek at Sotheby’s on September 06, 2022 in New York City.

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A jersey used by basketball legend Michael Jordan in the very first video game of the 1998 NBA Finals has actually cost $101 million, climaxing for game-worn sports souvenirs.

The jersey is likewise the most costly Jordan product ever offered, going beyond an autographed card that cost $2.7 million. Sotheby’s had actually anticipated as much as a $5 million winning quote, however 20 uses drove the rate to double that price quote.

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Jordan used the jersey en route to his 6th NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls, a journey narrated in the popular television series “The Last Dance.” At the time, the 1998 Finals were the most-watched in history, as audiences around the world tuned in to see the star’s last run with the similarity Phil Jackson, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and Steve Kerr.

The Bulls lost the video game that included this $101 million jersey, being up to the Utah Jazz in spite of Jordan’s 33- point efficiency. The video game remained in Utah and the Bulls wore their renowned red away-game jerseys. The Jordan- led group wound up taking the series 4-2, and Jordan got his 6th NBA Finals MVP.

Earlier this year, a t-shirt used by Diego Maradona when he scored the questionable “Hand of God” objective versus England in the 1986 World Cup cost $9.3 million.

Sotheby’s reported “a new generation of collectors” in revealing the sale of Jordan’s jersey onThursday In addition to physical antiques, the New York- based auction home has actually pressed to update, auctioning NFTs and even boasting its own metaverse area.

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