A jersey worn by NBA legend, basketball player Michael Jordan, during his 1997-98 final season with the Chicago Bulls has sold at auction for more than $10 million, a record for a sporting item owned by the NBA. history, Sotheby’s announced on Thursday.
The New York house auctioned for eight days this jersey that belonged to world superstar Michael Jordan, 59, for an estimate ranging from three to five million dollars.
The item sold for double that, at $10.1 million, according to the Sotheby’s release.
It is a ” new record for a basketball jersey at auction, a record for any previously worn heritage sporting item, and the most expensive item ever sold in Michael Jordan’s collection“, welcomed the auction house of works of art.
The previous record for a collectible sports jersey was won by the same Sotheby’s house last May with the jersey worn by Argentine football legend Diego Maradona during the match against England at the 1986 World Cup. sold for nearly $9.3 million.