Michael Jordan’s Air Jordan 1’s gave birth to sneaker culture in 1985 … and now 1 of the first pairs MJ rocked during his rookie year with the Bulls are for sale!!
… And, if ya got around 600 grand, they could be yours.
The game-worn, autographed pair of red, white and black AJ 1’s — donned by Michael during the ’84-’85 NBA season — already has a $122k bid on Goldin Auctions website … with over 18 days left in the auction.
The already incredibly high value of Jordan memorabilia has skyrocketed since ESPN’s “The Last Dance” docuseries aired. In fact, a similar pair of AJ1’s recently sold for $560k.
But, there’s something special about GA’s pair … ’cause Jordan actually signed the sneakers on-camera during a television interview with a local L.A. sports reporter 7 years after he donned them in an NBA game.
The reporter — Rick Lozano — was previously gifted the Jordan’s (left shoe size 13.5, right 13) by Michael’s former teammate, Bulls player Gene Banks.
36 years ago, Jordan had a spectacular rookie year — averaging 28 ppg, 6.5 rebounds, 6 assists while easily winning Rookie of the Year — and now you can own the kicks that started a sneaker revolution.
The auction runs through August 22 … and we’re told the final number could be over $600k!!