Michael Jordan Olympic jersey sells for believed record price
A Michael Jordan game-worn jersey from the 1984 Olympics sold for $273,904 on Thursday, believed to be a record price for a basketball jersey.
Jordan’s red No. 9 Team USA jersey from his first of two Olympics was sold by Grey Flannel Auctions.
The auction house believes the previous record was $190,414 from 2011, when it sold a Julius Erving ABA rookie season jersey.
The jersey from Jordan’s final Chicago Bulls regular-season game in 1998 went for $173,240 in 2015.
Last week, a pair of Jordan’s shoes from the 1984 Olympics sold for a record price for game-worn shoes.
At the 1984 Olympics, the U.S. men’s basketball team wore red against West Germany in the quarterfinals and, judging by this image, also against China in group play.
The Americans went 8-0 in Los Angeles, winning every game by double digits.
Jordan led the way with 17.1 points per game following his junior season at North Carolina and before his rookie year with the Chicago Bulls.
The U.S. Olympic team in 1984 also included Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin, who would join Jordan on the Dream Team in 1992 to win a second Olympic gold. The 1984 team was coached by Bobby Knight.
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