Michael Jordan game-worn Bulls jersey expected to fetch $250,000 in auction
Sports memorabilia going up for auction isn’t a new occurrence. The amount people are willing to spend, however, is always astonishing. This time, a one-of-a-kind Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls jersey hit the auction block. The uni is expected to sell for over a quarter of a million dollars.
According to TMZ, Michael Jordan wore the jersey in question during the 1996-97 regular season. The Chicago Bulls later bulldozed through everyone in the playoffs and won their fifth championship. MJ suited up with the black mesh and red pinstriped uniform particularly on April 13, 1997, when his team took on Grant Hill and the Detroit Pistons.
That game, in particular, was considered an off-night for the GOAT. Of course, he still tallied 18 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists. After that regular season, meanwhile, Jordan ended up leading the league again with 29.6 PPG. He also averaged over 31 points during their playoff run where he earned another back-to-back title.
Jordan items are selling for ridiculous prices lately. Many, of course, have attributed the hit documentary “Last Dance,” as a catalyst for reigniting many fans’ wonderment at the GOAT’s dominant and unforgettable NBA years.
In fact, a 1986 MJ rookie card recently sold for $51,000 dollars at an auction. Fans are also readying their wallets after a game-worn Nike Air Jordan 1 shoes hit the auction block. Sotheby has estimated the bid to go for more than $150,000.
Goldin Auctions is selling the rare memento and says that it’s the only jersey known to be worn during that season. Bidding reportedly ends next Saturday.