A mythical game-worn jersey of basketball icon Dennis Rodman during his golden times with the Chicago Bulls is set to be up for grabs.
As reported by NBC Sports’ Stephanie Stremplewski, this signed jersey which Rodman worn during the Game 6 of the 1997 NBA Finals will be placed for public bidding as “one of 16 artifacts showcased” in the second part of the Invictus, an online auction which will last from Sept. 6-14.
“When you get to championship-clinching jerseys, that is the rarest of the rare,” stated by Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s Head of Streetwear and Modern Collectibles. “When you think about Rodman and everything he contributed to, you know, the 1997 NBA Finals and, you know, what a defensive presence he is, it’s really just a special and unique item and we’re thrilled to have it.”
The 1997 NBA Finals featured a heavyweight collision of the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz. On June 13th, 1997, that Game 6 of the title series propelled the Bulls to clinch their fifth title in seven years, wherein Steve Kerr buried an icy mid-range dagger off the pass of Finals MVP Michael Jordan.
Per Wachter, this signed Finals jersey by Rodman can reach up to $50-100K in value.
Other than this championship gear, Rodman’s game-worn and signed record-setting “72nd Win” jersey from the 1995-1996 season will also be placed for auction in the event.
Rodman arrived in Chicago during the 1995 season, further sparking a revival of the Bulls dynasty. With his godly rebounding and tenacious defense, he helped the franchise to raise up its second three-peat in the 90s decade.