The Nike used in the regular season by Michael Jordan in the fifth game of his NBA debut season have been sold this Sunday at a Sotheby’s auction in Las Vegas for 1.47 million dollars (1.26 million euros current change). Are from 1984, the same year that Nike and the legendary player created their exclusive line of shoes and clothing. Before the bid, it was estimated that they would be sold for between 1 and 1.5 million dollars. The buyer has been Nick Fiorella, a collector of high-end sports cards, Sotheby’s explained in a statement.
The shoes are “” just an incredible artifact dating back to the beginning of Michael Jordan’s rookie season, “said Brahm Wahter, director of Sotheby’s Streetwear and Modern Collectibles, ahead of the auction.
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These Nike from Jordan aren’t the most expensive sneakers ever sold. In April, the Rares company bought a pair of Kanye West’s Nike Air Yeezy 1s for $ 1.8 million (€ 1.55 million) in a private sale at Sotheby’s, making it the most expensive ever sold. Rares, who did not bid on these Jordan boots, is one of dozens of similar companies that have sprung up in recent years, offering stocks in luxury goods, artwork and collectibles.
The Jordan from 1984 have been sold as part of Sotheby’s Icons of Excellence & Haute Luxury auction in Las Vegas on Sunday, which has also included jewelry, watches and collectible cars.
Today, the Jordan brand brings Nike billions of dollars each year, and hard-to-find Jordan shoes are resold in markets like StockX and GOAT, sometimes for tens of thousands of dollars a pair.