Michael Jordan's jersey from the first game of the 1998 NBA Finals became the most expensive piece of game-used sports memorabilia in history

when it was auctioned off on Thursday for almost $10 million. michael jordan, michael jordan net worth, michael jordan wife

The previous record was set earlier this year at Sotheby's, where the "Hand of God" shirt worn by legendary Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona fetched a mind-blowing $9.3 million.

Sports fans and collectors alike have shown palpable excitement about the auction in the weeks since it was announced,

 According to Brahm Wachter, Sotheby's Head of Streetwear and Modern Collectables. how old is michael jordan, michael jordan stats, michael jordan age

"Once more, today's record-breaking performance... confirms Michael Jordan as the indisputable G.O.A.T.,

demonstrating that his name and unparalleled legacy are just as relevant now as they were more than 25 years ago."

Jordan's jersey was predicted to sell for between $3 and $5 million at Sotheby's "INVICTUS" sale, breaking the previous record for a basketball jersey sold at auction 

($3.7 million paid in May for Kobe Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers jersey during his rookie season).

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After his autographed relic card from 1997–1998 sold for $2.7 million, it also smashed the previous record for any piece of Jordan sports memorabilia.

A total of 20 bids were placed for the renowned "Last Dance" season jersey, which was inspired by the 2020 ESPN/Netflix documentary that followed Michael Jordan 

The Chicago Bulls as they attempted to win their sixth NBA title in eight years.

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