Michael Jordan’s hand-signed 1984 Olympic shoes could ring in around $100k
Michael Jordan‘s 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics sneakers are up for bids and it won’t come cheap. This pair, especially, is expected to go for as much as $100,000 by the end of bidding, according to SPC Auctions via TMZ Sports.
Two things make this sneaker a one-of-a-kind item — the first, that it’s obviously not a Jordan or Nike-branded shoe, but a Converse, given that he played in that Olympiad fresh off of his junior year of college, as he readied up for the 1984 NBA Draft.
The second, that this was known as “The Last Golden Amateurs” of the USA Basketball era, given that after 1984, the NBA decided to lend its players to the federation in order to showcase their product internationally.
Jordan led the USA to a gold medal, averaging 17.1 points per game through eight games of competition.
The shoes, showing clear 33-year-old wear and tear, still have the visible signature of the G.O.A.T. right underneath the collar.
Jordan would soon after sign with Nike prior to starting the season with the Chicago Bulls after being drafted with the No. 3 overall pick in 1984.