Basketball: Michael Jordan’s famous jersey sold for $ 10.1 million

It’s a new all-time high for a sporting item, Sotheby’s said after basketball legend Michael Jordan’s jersey sold at auction for $10.1 million.

The most expensive item in Michael Jordan’s collection

Estimated between three and five million dollars, the famous jersey of Michael Jordan worn during his last victorious title in NBA, in 1998 was sold at a record price. The auction house Sotheby’s sold it, Thursday, September 15, at 10.1 million dollars. This is a “new record for a basketball jersey at auction, a record for any previously worn heritage sporting item, and the most expensive item ever sold in Michael Jordan’s collection”greeted the house of auctions works of art on the comments collected by franceinfo.

Enthusiasm among sports fans and collectors

With this purchase, the famous red jersey of Michael Jordan, the number 23 Chicago Bulls, broke the previous world record. This was held by a footballer Diego Maradona jersey, which sold for some $9.3 million. For eight days in September, Sotheby’s offered the item at auction for an estimate ranging from three to five million dollars. Brahm Wachter, one of the heads of the house of auctions, said that when the sale was announced in August, sports fans and collectors eager to own a rare piece of history were very excited. He greeted “the incomparable name and legacy of Michael Jordan, still relevant almost 25 years later”reports Point.

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