Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest of all time, and a recent auction further added to the list of reasons why.
Jordan Jersey Tripled Original Projections
ABC News reports Jordan’s Chicago Bulls legend’s jersey from game one of the 1998 NBA Finals broke records after selling for $10,091,000 million at Sotheby’s auction house.
The sale surpassed original projections set between $3 million to $5 million. What’s more, it’s the highest valued game-worn sports memorabilia ever sold. It beat the previous record in May of soccer legend Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God” jersey from the 1986 World Cup, which sold for $9.28 million.
"The Undisputed GOAT"
“In the weeks since we announced the auction, there’s been palpable excitement from not only sports fans, but collectors alike who are eager to own a rarified piece of history,” said Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s head of streetwear and modern collectable, according to ABC News. “[The] record-breaking result, with an astounding 20 bids, solidifies Michael Jordan as the undisputed GOAT, proving his name and incomparable legacy is just as relevant as it was nearly 25 years ago.”
Breaking Record After Record
As AfroTech previously told you, a game-worn patch card with his signature sold for a record-breaking $2.7 million in October 2021.
Michael Jordan To Provide Finance Course To Nearly 500,000 Minority Students
As for more Jordan news, the basketball legend will be making a personal finance course available to 498,000 primarily Black and Hispanic students across 639 high schools in the United States. The course was made possible through a one-time grant to nonprofit Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) from Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand, according to a press release.
“This grant has the opportunity to change the financial trajectory of historically excluded communities across the United States,” said Tori Mansfield, NGPF’s Senior Program Manager, according to a press release. “Students will graduate understanding how to maintain good credit, invest in the stock market, and prepare financially for life after high school.”