A pair of sneakers that weren’t Nike Air Jordans however have been nonetheless worn by Michael Jordan throughout an NBA recreation have offered at public sale for a report $US1.47 million ($A1.96m).
The sport-worn date accounts for the branding distinction, in addition to a lot of the price: Jordan wore the sneakers throughout a November 1, 1984 recreation towards the Denver Nuggets.
That is the earliest NBA recreation in Jordan’s profession (his fifth) to supply game-worn sneakers accessible available on the market, which additionally predated the launch of his Air Jordan model with Nike.
Public sale dealer Sotheby’s introduced the information on Instagram.
The sneakers have been initially gifted to a Nuggets ball boy, Tommie Tim III Lewis and have been predicted to fetch between $US1 million and $US1.5 million.
The profitable bid was positioned by collector Nick Fiorella on the Sotheby’s Icons of Excellence & Haute Luxurious public sale in Las Vegas on Sunday.
The earlier record-holder was a pair of Air Jordans worn by Jordan throughout a pre-season exhibition in 1985 that fetched $US615,000.
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