NBA: Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls signing jersey to go up for auction in December

The red and white jersey emblazoned with the name Jordan and the number 23 is expected to fetch between $200,000 and $400,000, the auction house said.

Reuters July 27, 2020 19:54:08 IST
NBA: Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls signing jersey to go up for auction in December

Los Angeles: The NBA basketball jersey given to Michael Jordan on the day in 1984 when he first signed with the Chicago Bulls will go up for auction in December, Julien’s Auctions announced on Monday.

The red and white jersey emblazoned with Jordan’s name and the number 23 is expected to fetch between $200,000 and $400,000, the auction house said.

The basketball legend, age 21 at the time, smiled and held up the jersey at his first press conference as a member of the Bulls. He went on to become the heart of the Bulls dynasty that won six NBA championships in the 1990s.

Jordan’s career was back in the spotlight this year in documentary “The Last Dance,” which attracted a large television audience. An autographed pair of his Air Jordan sneakers sold for $560,000 at an auction in May, a record for sneakers.

Hannah Malin, business development manager for sports for Juliens Auctions, said Jordan items have drawn interest because he has transcended the world of athletics.

Jordan is “a pop culture phenomenon,” she said, “so everything he’s done holds so much more importance.”

Other sports items for sale at the December auction will include a Kobe Bryant jersey and a Lakers basketball signed by Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in February.

Bids will be taken online, by phone and at a live auction in Beverly Hills on 4 December.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

NBA Playoffs: James, Davis help Lakers ties series with Rockets; Bucks beat Heat to stay alive
Sports

NBA Playoffs: James, Davis help Lakers ties series with Rockets; Bucks beat Heat to stay alive

LeBron James had 28 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, Anthony Davis added 34 points and 10 rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers evened the Western Conference semifinals by beating the Houston Rockets 117-109.

NBA: Celtics book spot in Eastern Conference finals with win over Raptors; Nuggets beat Clippers
Sports

NBA: Celtics book spot in Eastern Conference finals with win over Raptors; Nuggets beat Clippers

Boston will play the Miami Heat with game one of the best-of-seven series scheduled for Tuesday in the quarantine bubble in Orlando, Florida.

NBA Playoffs: Brown helps Celtics rout Raptors to take 3-2 lead in series; Clippers beat Nuggets
Sports

NBA Playoffs: Brown helps Celtics rout Raptors to take 3-2 lead in series; Clippers beat Nuggets

Paul George scored 32 points, Kawhi Leonard added 23 along with a big late block and the dynamic duo helped the Clippers rally in the fourth quarter for a win over the Nuggets in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series.