Michael Jordan 1984 Olympics jersey auctioned for record $274K
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A Michael Jordan Team USA jersey worn by the basketball legend in the 1984 Olympics has sold for a world-record auction price of $273,904. The jersey was the headline item in Grey Flannel Auctions’ 2017 Summer Games Auction, which closed for bidding in the early hours of June 22.
The striking red, white and blue jersey came with ironclad provenance. It had been conclusively photo-matched to USA Olympic play and is believed to be the only red-colorway uniform that Jordan wore during the team’s historic gold-medal run. Fresh to the hobby, it is the only photo-matched Jordan Olympics jersey known to exist, as well as the earliest fully documented MJ example of its type extant. After opening at $10,000, the jersey attracted 22 bids before settling at $273,904, inclusive of buyer’s premium.
The previous world auction record was held by a different Michael Jordan jersey, which had sold for $173,000.
Information courtesy of Grey Flannel Auctions.
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