Want A Pair of Michael Jordan-Autographed Air Jordan 1s from 1985? That’ll be $1 Million, Please
What’s better than a pair of OG Jordans? How about some Air Jordan 1s from 1985 signed by Michael Jordan himself. The only catch is they’ll cost you a cool million dollars.
In short, this pair of AJ1s is in deadstock condition, and has MJ’s autograph on them. There are a number of game-worn – i.e. not DS – signed pairs on the market or in the hands of collectors, but there are only two brand new and unworn pairs with a signature from Jordan’s 1985 rookie year in existence... so far.
Assessing original AJ1s requires another level of nerdery and professional scrutiny due to the fact there are actually multiple variations between retail pairs and player editions, samples, and beyond. In this case, according to the seller, this pair was created specifically for Jordan. This is evident in the well-documented size 13/13.5 mismatch pair, slightly lower height cut, and TYPS (Tong Yang Player Sample) serial on the ankle collar. And to up the Air Jordan ante, the left shoe’s toe box bears MJ’s signature, which PSA/DNA (the foremost sports memorabilia authenticators) confirm to be the real deal.
While the $1 million asking price is definitely out of the ballpark and in a gated community for most sneakerheads with shallow pockets, thankfully it costs nothing to view the eBay listing with all of the details here.