Michael Jordan’s autographed Air Ship shoes from his fifth NBA game have sold at auction for $624,000. Goldin Auctions sold the shoes for $525,000 before adding a buyer’s premium to cover costs related to the auction, according to Bleacher Report.
During Jordan’s rookie season in 1984, he wore Air Ships while Nike was still creating his now iconic Air Jordan brand. Goldin Auctions founder Ken Goldin used a process known as photo-matching to identify the shoes as the ones Jordan wore during a matchup with the Denver Nuggets on Nov. 1, 1984. Jordan may have worn the shoes as early as his NBA debut.
By contrast, a pair of Jordan’s game-worn shoes from Game 2 of the 1998 NBA Finals, Jordan’s final finals appearance, sold for $2.28 million at a Sotheby’s auction in April 2023. Jordan autographed those shoes as well before giving them to a ball boy named TJ Lewis after the game.
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