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Jordan’s 1984 gold-medal-winning sneakers sell for $190,373

Michael Jordan’s game worn and dual signed Converse shoes from the 1984 Olympics’ gold-medal-winning-game against Spain sold for $190,373 on Sunday, June 11, 2017 to shatter the previous auction record of $104,765 for game-worn shoes.
Michael Jordan’s game worn and dual signed Converse shoes from the 1984 Olympics’ gold-medal-winning-game against Spain sold for $190,373 on Sunday, June 11, 2017 to shatter the previous auction record of $104,765 for game-worn shoes.

Michael Jordan is still setting sneaker records.

The five-time MVP, six-time world champion and NBA Hall of Famer had a pair of his game-worn Converse sneakers from the 1984 Olympic gold-medal-winning game over Spain sell for $190,373 on Sunday, shattering the previous auction record his ‘Flu Game’ shoes set back in 2013.

“Once again Michael Jordan has set a new standard in the basketball shoe market,” said Dan Imler, SCP Auctions’ vice president. “The record-shattering price achieved for his 1984 Olympic worn shoes proves that Michael Jordan has no equal in the marketplace for game-used basketball memorabilia.”

Four years ago a pair of Nike Air Jordan XII shoes Jordan wore in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals – and autographed for a Utah Jazz ball boy – sold for $104,765. The shoes that sold Sunday, which he autographed and handed to the 11-year-old son of Lakers great Gail Goodrich back in 1984, are the last pair Jordan ever wore before turning pro. It’s also the last non-Nike pair he ever wore.

According to a May 2016 article in Forbes Magazine, Jordan made $480 million from Nike from 2002-2012 and another $100 million from Nike in 2015. His Jordan brand sneakers made an estimated $3 billion in 2015 according to SportsOneSource.

Jordan, 54, has owned the Charlotte Hornets since 2010.

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