Game-Worn Air Jordan 1s with Dunk Sole Expected to Fetch $800K at Auction
Sotheby’s and Goldin Auctions have unveiled an uber-rare 1985-86 game-worn and signed Air Jordan 1 with a Dunk sole unit, which will go up for bidding. The pair is believed to be the first of its kind to ever be offered for public sale, and is expected to fetch between $600,000-$800,000.
One of only five pairs known to exist, the sneakers arrive in a ‘Chicago’ colourway, and were worn by Michael Jordan during his second season in the NBA. Returning from a broken foot on March 15, 1986, against the Milwaukee Bucks, Jordon wore different variations of the Air Jordan 1 for the remainder of the season. This pair was one with a Dunk sole that is slightly taller than the OG AJ1, with the insoles also much wider and softer. Interestingly, the familiar Wings logo has been placed on both the lateral and medial sides.
A Nike code (13 860304STPS) can be found inside, which is partially illegible from use and age. The STPS code with the last two letters of ‘PS’ denotes the sneaker is a ‘Player Sample’. Additionally, Michael Jordan has signed his autograph on the white leather of the right pair’s ankle.
Also up for auction will be a pair of 1991 game-worn, twice-signed Air Jordan 6s from Game 4 of the NBA Finals, which is estimated to fetch between $500,000-$750,000. The pair has been offered up by Sonny Vaccaro, the former Nike marketing executive who signed Jordan to his first sneaker deal.
Rounding out the MJ smorgasbord is a 1984-85 game-worn Chicago Bulls Home uniform – the only Mears A10 full uniform from Jordan’s rookie season – which is estimated to go for between $200,000-300,000.
You can check out all the recently listed auctions at Goldin Auctions. Bidding will go through until December 7.