Michael Jordan’s ‘Last Dance’ jersey from NBA Finals appearances fetches more than $10 MILLION at auction

A JERSEY worn by NBA legend Michael Jordan in the 1998 Finals broke records at auction.

The former Chicago Bulls superstar, 59, wore the jersey during the famous “Last Dance” season.

The jersey worn by Michael Jordan in the 1998 final sold for $10.1 million

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The jersey worn by Michael Jordan in the 1998 final sold for $10.1 millionPhoto credit: AFP
The Bulls star won six titles in Chicago

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The Bulls star won six titles in ChicagoPhoto credit: AFP-Getty

Jordan’s fame soared among a new generation of fans when the remarkable championship was chronicled in a hit Netflix documentary.

Michael had come out of retirement to secure his sixth and final NBA title and bag another Finals MVP award.

And now, one lucky fan has bought Jordan’s iconic jersey, which he wore against the Utah Jazz, for a whopping $10.1 million.

Sold by auction house Sotherby’s, it broke the previous sports jersey record held by soccer star Diego Maradona’s 1986 ‘Hand of God’ jersey.

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That cost $9.28 million earlier this year, while a mint condition 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card tops the list of most expensive memorabilia at a staggering $12.6 million.

The original predicted retail price for Jordan’s jersey was between $3 million and $5 million, with Brahm Wachter, head of streetwear and modern collectibles at Sotheby’s, stunned by the final price.

Wachter said, “The season itself is his ‘magnum opus’ as an athlete and a testament to him as a champion and competitor.

“Jordan final kits are remarkably sparse and that [1998] Finales are arguably the most coveted of them all.

“In the weeks since we announced the auction, the excitement has been palpable not only among sports fans but also among collectors eager to own a rare piece of history.

“[The] The record-breaking result, with a staggering 20 bids, cements Michael Jordan as the undisputed GOAT and proves that his name and unparalleled legacy are just as relevant as they were nearly 25 years ago.”

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It was recently revealed that Jordan was “crying in his room” after one of his closest friends put the high school collegiate team above him.

While Michael’s famous Nike Air Jordan sneakers went from being banned by the NBA in 1985 to $3 billion in sales in 2020

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