Michael Jordans shoes auctioned for record USD 190300

Rufina Vignone
Giugno 13, 2017

The shoes were obtained by a ballboy who happened to be the 11-year-old son of Los Angeles Lakers great Gail Goodrich.

Michael Jordan's used sneakers had game, but they didn't stand a chance against Honus Wagner.

It makes sense that the shoes would sell for a lot - after all, this is Michael Jordan we're talking about, but nearly $200,000 dollars is a TON of money.

"Jordan has signed both sneakers-the right shoe on the inner ankle, the left shoe on the outer ankle-in 6-7/10 black marker in his early, pre-NBA autograph form." . It's also the last non-Nike pair he ever wore. During these games, Nike started putting its full-court press on Jordan. Nike blew away that offer with a five-year deal at $500,000 per year, plus stock options that brought the initial total to $7 million, with the additional promise of a signature shoe.

The Converse Fastbreak Mid that Michael Jordan laced up for the 1984 Olympic gold medal game against Spain sold for $190,373 at auction over the weekend, setting a new world record. Chicago investment adviser Michael Gidwitz just may get more than $1 million for the card, when it is auctioned beginning July 5 on eBay Inc., the cyberforum known for selling collectibles. Even in its fairly unpolished state (graded a 1/10), the card was sold for $609,294.

The previous record, which was also held by Jordan, was for his "Flu Game" sneakers worn during Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals between the Bulls and Jazz. This type of card with a grade of 1/10 had sold price of $400,000 in 2009. Jordan scored 20 points in the victory over Spain and, in case you were wondering, he wore Converse, then sported by Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, during his North Carolina career because of the school's contract with the company. The highest price for a Wagner card, which is the record for any baseball card, was set past year at $3.12 million.

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