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Michael Jordan's 35-Year-Old Game-Worn Sneakers Are Up For Sale

Michael Jordan's 35-Year-Old Game-Worn Sneakers Are Up For Sale

Michael Jordan's game-worn basketball sneakers are set to shatter all existing auction records.

Eleven pairs of the NBA legend's Nike shoes are up for auction - putting sports memorabilia collectors and die-hard MJ fans on red alert.

And it's a beautiful pair of Air Jordan 1 High's that are earning the most attention from potential suitors.

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Not only are they the first in a long line of arguably the most iconic sports range in history, but there's a pretty incredible story that accompanies this pair in particular.

Chicago Bulls great Jordan first wore the sneakers during a 1985 exhibition game in Italy after signing with the American sportswear giants the year before.

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During the game, Jordan dunked the ball with so much velocity that it actually shattered the backboard.

Incredibly, a piece of glass from that same backboard is reportedly still wedged in the sole of the shoes.

Retail company Stadium Goods will host the live auction and the Jordan 1 High's alone are estimated to sell for around US$650,000 and $850,000 (AU$910,000 - $1.2million).

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With 11 Air Jordan's up for auction on the day, Stadium Goods expect to sell them all for a combined total of around US$2m (AU$2.8m).

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Basketball, NBA, Sports, Michael Jordan, latest news, Nike, Australia, Updates

Max Sherry

Max Sherry is a journalist for SPORTbible Australia. After migrating Down Under from London as a teenager, he instantly fell in love with Aussie sport and its culture. From NRL to AFL, cricket to rugby — you name it, Max watches it (with a beer in hand, of course). During his time at Fox Sports, he worked in the football department covering the Premier League, A-League, Socceroos and Matildas. Born a stone's throw away from West Ham's training ground, Max is obviously a die-hard Liverpool fan.

 

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