Michael Jordan’s final regular season Chicago Bulls jersey sells for over $173,000

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Michael Jordan Final Chicago Bulls Regular Season Game-Used Jersey

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

The jersey Michael Jordan wore in his last regular season game for the Chicago Bulls sold for $173,240 over the weekend. In doing so, it set a record for game-used Michael Jordan memorabilia.

The previous record was set in December, 2013 for the shoes Jordan wore in the infamous Flu Game in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals. They went for $104,765.

Goldin Auctions sold the jersey, which is also signed, to an unnamed buyer.

Jordan wore the jersey on April 18, 1998 during a 111-109 win against the New York Knicks. In typical Jordan fashion, he drained 44 points in the win.

The jersey is backed up by a lot of provenance. It comes with a letter of authenticity from the Chicago Bulls from when it was originally purchased from the team in 2004. MeiGray has also photo-matched the jersey for additional documentation. The autograph is certified by Upper Deck Authenticated.

This wasn’t the only piece of Michael Jordan game-used memorabilia to sell during Goldin’s October Legends and Americana sale. A pair of signed Air Jordan XI sneakers worn by Jordan in Game 3 of the 1996 NBA Finals went for $34,160.

Michael Jordan Game-Worn 1996 NBA Finals Game 3 Air Joran XI Sneakers

Several other big-ticket items were sold by Goldin Auctions during the sale. An SGC 60 1916 D239 Weil Baking Company Babe Ruth card went for $89,060. A partial uncut sheet from the 1952 Topps Baseball High Series with both a Mickey Mantle and Jackie Robinson closed at $86,620. A PSA 6 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle sold for $81,740.

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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