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.
SCP Auctions will offer one of the most significant artifacts from Michael Jordan’s legendary playing career later this month: the Converse shoes he wore in the 1984 Olympic Basketball Gold Medal Game—the last pair of sneakers Jordan donned in competition as an amateur. A 21-year-old, baby-faced Jordan led Team USA in scoring at 17.1 points per game during the ’84 Games. In their 96-65 victory over Spain at The Forum in Inglewood on August 10, 1984, Jordan scored a game-high 20 points while sporting the classic Converse sneakers that are expected to sell for at least $50,000.