Shoes From Jordan’s Rookie Season Set To Hit The Auction Block

Michael Jordan is still considered the Greatest Of All Time by many who follow the NBA. He won six championships, dominated individually, and lo and behold, he kept all of his public thoughts to basketball. And his original Air Jordan shoes are still the coolest of all time.

So it’s no surprise that New York City-based department store Sotheby’s expects to fetch more than $100,000 for a pair of red game-worn Jordans from the 1984-85 season. Sotheby’s will hold the auction next month.

“They are obviously a pair of iconic design and something that collectors really focus on as one of the (Holy) Grails and one of the ‘must-have’ pieces,” Josh Pullan, managing director of Sotheby’s global luxury division, told Reuters. “We hope we see them fly.”

Sotheby’s actually has two such game-worn shoes — one is size 13, the other 13.5. Yes, basketball players wear multiple pairs of shoes during an 82-game season, and they even occasionally switch sizes from game to game.

While neither pair is from a title-winning season, they are from Jordan’s rookie year, back when the NBA consisted of basketball, laughs and excitement that didn’t need to be manufactured. It was all real. And so are the Air Jordans that you can now have for the low, low price of 100k.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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