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Michael Jordan's rookie year shoes sell for record $1.47M

Michael Jordan's rookie year shoes sell for record $1.47M
A pair of shoes worn by Michael Jordan during the fifth game of his rookie year with the Chicago Bulls set a new record when they were auctioned for $1,47 million in Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Sotheby's

Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A pair of Nike shoes worn by Michael Jordan during his rookie season with the Chicago Bulls sold for a record-breaking $1,47 million at a Las Vegas auction.

Auction house Sotheby's said the white and red Nike Air Ships, which were worn by Jordan during his fifth game with the Bulls in 1984, set a new world record as the most valuable game-worn shoes ever sold from any sport when they fetched the top bid.

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The shoes, the first pair created for Jordan by Nike, were autographed by the basketball superstar.

The sale beat the previous record of $615,000, which was set when a pair of shoes worn by Jordan during a 1985 exhibition game were sold by auctioneers Christie's in August 2020.

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