The jersey worn by NBA Legend, Michael Jordan in the 1998 NBA Finals Game 1 where the Utah Jazz beat the Chicago Bulls 88- 85 is up for auction.
The jersey, which has an estimated value ranging between $3 million and $5 million, is part of a single-lot Sotheby’s sale and is accompanied by a photo matching certificate from The MeiGray Group and a graded copy of a June 1998 edition of Sports Illustrated that features the jersey on the cover.
“The 1997-1998 season is perhaps one of the most popular among Jordan fans, as Michael was reaching the height of his abilities while simultaneously pursuing what he understood would be his last chance at an NBA Championship with the Chicago Bulls,” said Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s head of streetwear and modern collectables, in a press release.
A jersey Michael Jordan wore in the 1998 NBA Finals—his last championship season with the Chicago Bulls—is going up for auction at Sotheby's. The item is expected to net between $3 to $5 million. pic.twitter.com/hEiBzvjYXy— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 22, 2022
Though Utah won on the night, Jordan still managed to score 33 points in the game, exceeding his career average of 30.1 points per game. His 45 minutes of action on the court — the most he played of any of his finals games that year helped cement his legacy as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
The Bulls went on to win the championship despite major internal divisions that had affected their season, with Jordan gaining his sixth NBA winners ring.
Bidding opens from Tuesday, September 6 to Wednesday, September 14, for the jersey as part of his legendary “Last Dance” season.