A bidding war at Grey Flannel Auctions in New York ended when an unidentified client offered up $104, 765 for a pair of red and black Air Jordans, worn and signed by none other than Michael Jordan himself.
The sneakers were worn in a June 11, 1997 NBA Finals game five between the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz, where the Bulls won 90 to 88. The game has been called the “flu game” because Jordan almost didn’t play due to nausea and fatigue. After the game the Bulls went on to win the NBA championship.
The bid is the highest price ever paid for a pair of game-worn shoes from any sport. The previous record-holder was also a pair of Jordans, which sold for $31,070 in November.