Michael Jordan Jersey Sets Record for Highest Paid Item of Sports Memorabilia

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Michael Jordan Jersey Sets Record for Highest Paid Item of Sports Memorabilia

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*slides open drawer to filing cabinet that extends into the clouds*

*files this article as Reason 2,341,023 That Michael Jordan is the GOAT*

According to ESPN, the Chicago Bulls legend just broke another record. Michael Jordan’s jersey from Game 1 of the famous “Last Dance” finals in 1998 recently sold for $10.091 million at Sotheby’s auction house. The price tag officially means that this game-worn piece of history is the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever purchased (this does not include cards).

The previous record holder was Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God” jersey from the 1986 World Cup, per ESPN’s Dan Hajducky, which sold for $9.28 million earlier this summer. As for merchandise strictly in the Jordan realm, this is now the most expensive memorabilia since Jordan’s 1997-98 Upper Deck jersey patch card sold for $2.7 million last year.

I don’t think any of us can say we’re surprised to see an item from Jordan’s illustrious career crack the history books, but it does go to show just how valuable his name continues to be as time goes by. Only the true GOAT could keep breaking records in his late-50s.

Anyway, you can read a lot more about just how significant this purchase is here.

Michael: Okay, that might be the priciest piece of sports memorabilia, but this has got to be the weirdest:



Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.