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Michael Jordan, Who Once Fetched $10,000,000 for a Rare 1998 Memorabilia Is Set to Have Another Iconic Possession Go Under the Hammer

Published 06/02/2023, 11:31 PM EDT

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At the peak, there was no one quite like Michael Jordan in basketball. He wasn’t just a generational superstar. Jordan’s fame grew to global standards within just a few years in the league. Everyone wanted to ‘be like Mike’. Decades after his retirement, the sentiments didn’t change. Before, people would do anything to buy a ticket to watch His Airness’ sublime mastery. Today, he is able to fetch millions on some iconic possessions which hold a piece of his glorious legacy.

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In October last year, a single auction sale proved how the name Jordan can still stir a whirlpool. A jersey from the 1998 NBA Finals, the ‘Last Dance’ of the Chicago Bulls fetched a whopping $10.1 million. The sale broke the record for the most lucrative auction house deal for sports memorabilia, a proof of MJ’s immortal fame. But it seems there is more to come.

Another Michael Jordan jersey is ready to hit the auctions


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According to a recent report from Reuters, a Michael Jordan possession from his time on the ‘Dream Team’ is all set to hit an auction block in Los Angeles. The item is a practice jersey the six-time champion wore during his time on the historic team. The jersey is expected to fetch anywhere between $400,000-$600,000.

The uniform has the staple red, white, and blue for The USA. Signed by the man himself, it is part of a “Sports Legends” collection of sports memorabilia and collectibles June 23-25.


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The Jordan memorabilia holds a story, a mark of the change of times. 1992 was the first time NBA athletes were allowed to compete on the world stage. It led to the assembly of one of the greatest sports teams in history. The absolute best, who fiercely competed in the NBA joined forces for this one time. Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Michael Jordan, all wore the same jersey.


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Basketball purists also believe it was the moment MJ took the torch. He spearheaded a new era of basketball. As the five-time MVP took flight, basketball rose to new heights.

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Jordan’s practice jersey isn’t the only sports memorabilia on offer. Items from Rafael Nadal, boxing phenom Floyd Mayweather, basketball superstar Kobe Bryant and more will be sold at the Los Angeles auction.


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All proceeds from the auction of the Jordan collectibles will go towards a noble cause. According to the Julien’s Gallery Director Kody Frederick, the collected amount will be donated to a benefit center for women’s and children’s health in Nairobi. Do you think this Jordan sweat-stained practice jersey will break its expected price barrier? Let us know what you think in the comments below.



Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Having composed close to 2000 articles, he aspires to manage his own team one day and is pursuing a top-tier college-level management program specializing in sports. Anuj's love for basketball blossomed after he started following the NBA a few years ago, and he decided to merge his writing skills with his understanding of this thrilling game.

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