Record-breaking Michael Jordan rookie cards sell with Christie’s for more than $1 million

The auction house Christie's sold a rare Michael Jordan rookie card for $1.008million, plus fees and premiums. This was a record for 1986-87 Fleer Jordan which set the industry ablaze in the wake “The Last Dance.”

Fleer's 2006/07 basketball release (Fleer purchased by Upper Deck mid-2005), included a 20th anniversary buyback autograph programme: 23 numbered 1986/87 Fleer Jordan rookies were rereleased signed by Jordan into 2006/07 boxes with certificates of authenticity.

This card, number 21 of 23, was graded an Overall 8.5 by Beckett Grading Services with a 9 autograph rating. Both are out of a maximum 10. Only 14 out of 23 were ever released. It is assumed that nine of the remaining boxes were never pulled. This explains why an unopened box sold on eBay in April for $5,000

Six Rings: Legacy of the GOAT: Jordan-specific Christie's auction featured a variety of Jordan sneakers that were signed, game-worn, and player-exclusive. One pair stands out: Jordan wore his game-worn Air Jordan Low XIIIs in Game 5 1998 NBA Finals. He also won his sixth and final title as a Bull.

The Air Jordan Low XIIIs were sold for $378,000. Jordan game-worn sneakers have been around for quite some time; last October, a pair Nike Air Ships Jordans was worn in his rookie season. sold for $1.472 millionBreaking a new record for the most expensive game-worn shoes of all time

Today happens to be the 24th anniversary of Jordan's championship-clinching shot over the Utah Jazz's Bryon Russell.

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