Michael Jordans jersey could break a record as the most expensive jersey sold if it auctions for 3.7 million. The opening bid is 2.7 million dollars.
But so far, the bidding for ranges between 3 million and 5 million dollars.
The No. 23 jersey is from the Bulls Game 1 of the 1998 NBA Finals. The game marked the basketball legend’s sixth championship in his final season with the team. Right now, the jersey belongs to Sotheby’s sports artifacts collection Invictus Part I.
The company shared details of Michael Jordans jersey auction on August 10th.
Just ahead of the 25th anniversary of the 1997-1998 NBA season, one of the most significant items from Michael Jordan’s legendary career and his final year with the Chicago Bulls is headed to auction this fall: Jordan’s 1998 NBA Finals Game 1 jersey.
Commemorating what is arguably the most celebrated season of Jordan’s career—the famed ‘Last Dance’ season—when the superstar cemented his legacy as the greatest basketball player of all time, this jersey is one of just two Finals jerseys to ever appear at auction from his six championships.
The jersey will be on exhibition in Monterey, California from 17 – 20 August to coincide with @rmsothebys’ flagship auction, before returning to #SothebysNewYork for exhibition from 6 – 12 September. Bidding opens 6 September on Sothebys.com. #MichaelJordan #ChicagoBulls LastDance #NBA
So far, the most expensive Basketball jersey sold is Kobe Bryant’s.
The jersey previously photo-matched to the one he wore in four games during the 1996-97 season, as well as his rookie photoshoot. It sold for 3.69 million dollars A week after his posthumous induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Jordan totaled 45 minutes in Game 1 of the Finals against the Utah Jazz over two decades ago as he recorded 33 points to take the game to overtime.
A 10-part ESPN and Netflix docuseries ‘The Last Dance’ two years ago, featured Michael Jordans jersey. The docuseries evoked fond memories among fans as well as reminding people of his basketball greatness.
Jordan’s No. 23 jersey stands out as a lot in its own right with the auction running until September 15.