Game-worn Michael Jordan sneakers selling at auction for exorbitant prices is hardly a new phenomenon, but the pair you’re about to see has the potential to be one of the most shocking sales yet. Offered by sports memorabilia specialists SCP Auctions is a pair of Converse sneakers worn and signed by NBA icon Michael Jordan during the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. The pair in question is said to be worn by Jordan during an August 10, 1984 Olympics final round showdown against Spain.
George Mikan was the NBA’s first big man. Standing 6’ 10” tall, the late Basketball Hall of Famer helped redefine the center position during his glory years playing for the Minneapolis Lakers. Mikan broke the mold, so to speak, and along with his emergence as the NBA’s top draw during the league’s early days, regional distributions of the man’s likeness were being distributed for the team’s growing legion of fans. One such offering came in the early ‘50s by way of Scott’s Potato Chips of Minneapolis.
SCP Auctions has brokered the private sale of a uniform worn by Wilt Chamberlain during his 1959-60 rookie season with the Philadelphia Warriors. The #13 jersey and shorts were authenticated and graded A9 by MEARS and recently photomatched by MeiGray. Among the matching photographs is a color image shot by legendary photographer Neil Leifer for Sports Illustrated on January 5, 1960 that shows Chamberlain leaving the court at Madison Square Garden.
Christian Laettner and “The Shot” are forever linked in basketball lore. Depending on one’s loyalty, it was either a miracle or a tragedy. There were 2.1 seconds remaining in overtime in the 1992 NCAA East Regional Final and Duke trailed Kentucky 103-102. Laettner took a 70-foot inbounds pass from Grant Hill at the top of the key, faked right, turned to the left and dribbled once, and then buried the game-winning shot against Kentucky. That would lead to Duke’s second national title.
A Stephen Curry mouthguard found by a fan at a Golden State Warriors road game in December was sold for $3,190 on Sunday morning in an online auction. California-based SCP Auctions handled the sale. In June, SCP vice president Dan Imler said he expected the mouthguard to sell for at least $5,000. The mouthguard, which has Curry’s name on both it and the carrying case in which it was found, was one of several quirky items sold in the auction.
LeBron made good on his promise to give Cleveland the championship the city so desperately sought. It took 7 games, a historic comeback from a 3-1 deficit, and a Kyrie Irving three to seal the deal, but it actually happened. SCP Auctions is taking us back to the earlier years of LeBron’s career with their latest relic, Game-Worn LeBron Shoes from The King’s rookie season. This Nike Air Zoom Generation pair features that iconic white and black colorway from LeBron’s first game against the Sacramento Kings (although it isn’t specified which outing this particular game used offering is from).