Christie’s is collaborating with sneaker purveyor Stadium Goods for the online sale “Original Air,” which is billed as “the most comprehensive sneaker record of Michael Jordan’s era-defining Chicago Bulls career.” “Original Air” features a selection of Michael Jordan game-worn sneakers and rare memorabilia that represent the most iconic moments of Jordan’s decades-long career and his enduring impact on culture and style. Among them are a pair of Nike Air Ship that Jordan wore for a brief time for the NBA preseason and early games of his rookie season. According to the basketball legend’s preference, the left shoe is notably a size 13.5, while the right shoe is a size 13. Extremely rare on the market, this game-worn pair of “Nike Air Ship, MJ Player Exclusive” (1984) is estimated to sell between $350,000 and $550,000. Another star lot is a pair of Air Jordan 7 “Olympic” that Jordan famously wore for the final of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic basketball tournament. These iconic sneakers are sourced from a former receptionist of the Ambassador Hotel in Barcelona, where Jordan and his fellow teammates stayed during the competition. These Jordan 7s are now expected to fetch up to $70,000 during Christie’s “Original Air” sale, which will take place from July 30 through August 13 on the auction house’s website.
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