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    Wednesday, June 21st, 2023
    A set of five Lemon & Son brand sterling silver engraved Kentucky Derby jockey trophies won by legendary horse jockey Bill Hartack. UPDATE: THESE SOLD FOR $317,500

    An exceptional lineup of nearly 900 sports artefacts will come up at Julien’s live and online sports legends sale in Beverly Hills on June 23, 24 and 25. Lots on offer span the worlds of basketball, soccer, baseball, hockey, football, tennis, golf, the Olympics and beyond from sports legends like Pelé, Kobe Bryant, Floyd Mayweather, Diego Maradona, Babe Ruth and Rafael Nadal. Historic items of exceptional provenance from the greatest basketball player of all time Michael Jordan will be offered to benefit the James R. Jordan Foundation International, including the Michael Jordan signed and worn commemorative 1992 “Dream Team” USA jersey ($400,000-$600,000) and his 1982 commemorative signed North Carolina Tar Heels training jersey ($80,000-$100,000). The James R. Jordan Foundation International provides a pathway out of poverty by empowering youth and strengthening families through education and partnerships so they can become successful human beings and productive contributors to society. The Bill Hartack trophies illustrated here come up as lot 828 with an estimate of $300,000-$500,000.


    Wednesday, April 12th, 2023
    Air Jordan XIIIs worn by Michael Jordan during the 1998 NBA Final

    Meet the priciest sneakers in the world. Michael Jordan’s signed Air trainers made $2.2 million at Sotheby’s to become the most expensive shoes ever sold. Jordan, considered the greatest athlete of all time, has become the most valuable athlete at auctions of sportswear memorabilia. Last year a jersey he wore at the 1998 NBA finals made $10.1 million. Jordan had the size-13 shoes on when he scored 37 points in Game 2 of the 1998 NBA Finals series, carrying the Bulls to a 93-88 victory over the Utah Jazz.


    Friday, August 14th, 2020

    Michael Jordan is rapidly becoming the ultimate collectible. A pair of his game worn sneakers has just sold for $615,000 at Christie’s. The game worn Air Jordan I Highs broke a record set in May when another pair of his sneakers sold for $560,000. The online sale of Jordan’s game worn and player exclusive rarities realised $931,875.

    Meantime the historic rookie NBA official Chicago Bulls game jersey presented to Michael Jordan will come up at Julien’s in Hollywood next December 4 with an estimate of $200,000-400,000. Regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships and won the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award in each of those championships.

    (See post on for August 2, 2020)


    Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

     Regarded by some as the ultimate sporting collectible, Michael Jordans game worn sneakers are on offer at Christie’s until August 13.  With a total of 11 lots this landmark online sale offers the most comprehensive sneaker record of Michael Jordans era defining Chicago Bulls career.  Beginning in 1985 with the release of the Air Jordan 1, Nike’s Jordan Brand has been at the forefront of a pop-culture movement that has spanned the globe. Michael Jordan and his signature line of footwear are the foundational pillars of modern basketball and the worldwide phenomenon of sneaker collecting. A portion of the proceeds from one lot is designated to the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People legal defence fund which seeks to eliminate disparities and achieve racial justice.  Pictured here is the top lot, the Air Jordan 1 High Shattered Backboard signed sneaker from 1985, estimated at $650,000-$850,000. UPDATE: THESE SOLD FOR $615,000.