Michael Jordan sneakers for sale at SCP Auctions

JimmyP

JimmyP

2015-08-20 10:21:24

Five pairs of Michael Jordan's game-worn sneakers are up for grabs in an upcoming SCP Auctions sale.

The company's Mid-Summer Classic sale will offer almost 1,000 lots of vintage sports memorabilia – including shoes worn by the basketball legend throughout his remarkable career.

The first pair on offer date back to Jordan's formative years playing college ball at North Carolina. The Converse All-Star shoes were worn during the Tar Heels’ 1981-82 NCAA Championship season, and are believed to be the earliest Jordan sneakers ever offered for sale. Bearing his inscription and signature, the shoes are expected to sell for $30,000+.

Next is a pair which illustrates how far Jordan's career went in the space of a decade – game-worn sneakers from the 1992 Olympics. These special Air Jordan VII shoes were worn by Jordan throughout the tournament, which saw the U.S.A's Dream Team win gold in Barcelona, and are estimated at $20,000+. 

The third pair dates from 2003, and Jordan's final season in the NBA with the Washington Wizards. Despite pushing 40, MJ turned in a top performance against the New Orleans Hornets with 45 points and six assists, his highest-scoring game for the Wizards. He then gifted his sneakers to Hornets’ forward Stacey Augmon, who had marked him unsuccessfully all night, and they will now cross the block with an estimate of $12,000+. 

The auction will also include two further pairs of MJ shoes – a pair worn during the 1991-92 season against the Detroit Pistons, estimated at $10,000+; and another worn during Jordan's third NBA season in 1986-87, including the 1987 NBA All-Star Game, valued at $8,000+.

Bidding on the SCP Auction's Mid-Summer Classic sale runs online until Saturday August 22.

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