NEW YORK – Christie’s announces its partnership with Stadium Goods to host Original Air: Michael Jordan Game-Worn and Player Exclusive Sneaker Rarities (July 30-Aug. 13), an online sale offering the most comprehensive sneaker record of Michael Jordan’s era-defining Chicago Bulls career.
With a total of 11 lots including sneakers that are among the rarest of the rare, “Original Air” unites the greatest collection of historic Michael Jordan footwear memorabilia ever offered at one time.
Beginning in 1985 with the release of the Air Jordan 1, Nike’s Jordan Brand has been at the forefront of a pop-culture movement that has spanned the globe. Put simply, Michael Jordan and his signature line of footwear are the foundational pillars of modern basketball and the worldwide phenomenon of sneaker collecting. From a pre-Jordan brand Nike Air Ship Jordan worn during his rookie season ($350,000–$550,000), to the very pair of the Air Jordan 7 “Olympic” worn in the Dream Team’s gold medal game in 1992 ($50,000–$70,000), to a pair of classic Jordan 14s worn during practice for his final Bulls appearance ($6,000–$8,000), “Original Air” provides a one-of-a-kind look at Jordan’s career and his footwear’s impact on sports, culture and style.
“Michael Jordan’s tremendous impact on basketball and sneakers is universally acknowledged. The pieces we’ve put together for this auction are truly unique, and will have deep resonance for Jordan fans, sneaker connoisseurs and pop culture collectors alike,” said John McPheters, co-founder and co-CEO of Stadium Goods.