A pair of autographed, game-worn shoes from Michael Jordan’s rookie season has sold for $420,000 at Grey Flannel Auctions.
The Nike “Jordan 1” shoes were a gift from Jordan to a photographer and college friend from his career at the University of North Carolina. Jordan gave the shoes to Robert Crawford following a Bulls-Pacers game in 1986. For more on the shoes and amazing backstory, click here.
The shoes were among several Jordan items sold during Grey Flannel’s June auction, including a 1984 USA Olympic Basketball game-worn jersey that sold for $273,804.
Among the other highlights from the auction were:
• A 1912 Boston Red Sox Championship Watch Fob that sold for $311,275.
• A signed baseball that Babe Ruth presented to “Little” Jimmy Sylvester when he promised him “I’ll knock a homer for your,” which sold for $250,642.
• A 1957 Willie Mays New York Giants game-used jersey for $222,036.
• A 1976 Julius Erving ABA All-Star game-worn uniform for $188, 321.
• A John Wooden worn UCLA coaches jacket for $183,500.
• A 1943 Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals NL MVP game-used uniform for $170,071.