Unsurprisingly, those shoes he wore when he played for the University of North Carolina fetched a good chunk of change at a recent auction. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Grey Flannel Auctions put up a pair of Jordan’s autographed game-worn shoes, and they sold for $33,387 on Thursday morning.[tweet https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/545626418907201537 align=’center’]
Jordan wore the pair during the 1982 NCAA championship game when, as a freshman, he hit the game-winning shot for UNC against Georgetown. According to Grey Flannel, Jordan personally gifted the shoes to the consignor, who was a high school teammate of his.
The same auction house also sold an autographed pair of shoes that Jordan wore during Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz — famously dubbed the “Flu Game.” Those sneaks went for six figures, with the winning bidder shelling out $104,765 for the piece of history.
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