If you happen to have US$150,000 laying around, you could become the owner of a game-worn and signed pair of Michael Jordan’s Nike sneakers.
The sneakers went on auction online by Sotheby’s at midday, May 8, and will continue until May 17, the luxury goods broker said in a statement.
The “Air Jordan 1s” were custom-made for the Hall of Famer in sizes 13 and 13 1/2, in the Chicago Bulls white, black and red. The shoes are on offer from the collection of Jordan Geller, a collector and founder of the Shoezeum, the world’s first sneaker museum, Sotheby’s said.
Jordan, whose net worth is ranked at just above US$2 billion, has seen his currency rise in recent weeks with the release of a 10-part docu-series, “The Last Dance”, which chronicles his career and the Chicago Bulls team’s pursuit of a sixth NBA championship.
According to a Bloomberg report, Sotheby’s holds the record for sneakers at auction with $437,500 paid for Nike’s “Moon Shoe” last year.
Sotheby’s had 32 online sales, generating $60.4 million in March. A Cartier bracelet fetched $1.3 million last month.