Game-worn sneakers signed by Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Scottie Pippen are now available for auction, marking the first time a photo-matched Jordan item from the Dream Team’s iconic gold medal campaign has been offered publicly.
The shoes, which were given to a Dream Team support staff member in the players’ locker room, were worn during the Tournament of Americas qualifying event for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and signed by the aforementioned legends. The shoes – size 13 Air Jordan 7s worn by MJ, size 14 Converse Cons worn by Magic, and a pair of size 15 Nike Air sneakers worn by Pippen – are currently available for bidding from the Lelands 2020 Spring Classic Auction. Bidding will remain open until June 19.
The starting bid for the Jordan 7s started at $10,000 and was at $17,716 at the time of writing, while the other two pairs started at $2,500.
Some of the proceeds from the sales of these sneakers will go towards COVID-19 relief efforts.
Per a press release:
The auction also features a spectacular collection of Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James photo-matched, game-used gear and rare high-end autographed cards. The hobby fresh Jordan and LeBron cards are some of the rarest “His Airness” and “The King” signed, pack-pulled cards in circulation. Headlining the offerings is a 2005-06 Upper Deck Exquisite Dual Number Pieces Michael Jordan & LeBron James Patch Auto signed by both, a 2004-05 SP Authentic Dual Signatures #JJ Michael Jordan & LeBron James Auto 2/25, a 2003-04 LeBron James Rookie Collection, and a 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie Card PSA Mint 9.
Among the additional Jordan game-used gear up for sale is a pair of 1981-82 University of North Carolina signed sneakers and a 1994 Chicago White Sox warmup jersey and Sox wristbands.