Guillaume MARION, Media365: published on Thursday August 11, 2022 at 12:50 p.m.
In September, Sotheby’s will auction off a Michael Jordan jersey, worn during Game 1 of the 1997-98 NBA Finals, which is estimated at several million dollars.
The years pass and the Michael Jordan phenomenon does not weaken. Quite the contrary. Away from the parquet floor for many years now, “His Airness” is now causing a stir at auctions. While the last jersey he wore in his career with the Washington Wizards, as well as his Nike Air Ships worn in 1984, have been bought at high prices in recent years, a new good from “MJ” could quickly do turn a few heads, with a record sale at the end of the day. In effect, Sotheby’s has just announced this Wednesday the sale of a jersey of the mythical number 23 of the Chicago Bulls used during Game 1 of the 1997-98 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz, the series leading to his last title. That day, at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Jordan scored 33 points in just over 45 minutes but lost (88-85, ap).
A jersey estimated at several million dollars
” The 1997-98 season is perhaps one of Jordan’s fan favorites because Michael was at the peak of his abilities knowing that it was his last chance with the Chicago Bulls for the NBA championship,” said Brahm Wachter, head of modern objects and collectibles at Sotheby’s. The coveted property will first be presented to the public in Monterrey (California), from August 17 to 20, before being visible in New York during the auction, which will last from September 6 to 14. This Jordan jersey should reach a price of several million, it is indeed estimated at the moment between three and five million dollars. “Interest has never been stronger than this year. This is the very definition of a fever attack. Jordan’s items are usually the most requested, regardless of the sport, recognized a few years ago, Ken Goldin, the boss of Goldin Auctions. I can just as easily have buyers from Asia, Australia, the Middle East or North America. »