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Rare Jordan Nikes Sold for $1.47 Million, Set Auction Record

Michael Jordan’s Nike 1984 Air Ships
Michael Jordan’s Nike 1984 Air ShipsSource: Sotheby’s
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Michael Jordan’s earliest known regular season game-worn Nike shoes sold at a Sotheby’s auction in Las Vegas Sunday for $1.47 million, breaking a record for sneakers sold at auction.

The shoes were worn in Jordan’s fifth NBA game in his rookie season in 1984, the same year that Nike and Jordan created his signature line of shoes and clothes. The shoes were estimated to sell for $1 million to $1.5 million. The buyer was Nick Fiorella, a high-end cards collector, Sotheby’s said in a statement.