What’s rarer than the rarified air of a pair of Michael Jordan game-used shoes? A pair of Michael Jordan game-used Converse shoes — and the latest pair of shoes from the 1984 Olympics to sell via SCP Auctions went for nearly six-figures at auction following a record-setting sale earlier this year. This time around, it was a size-13 pair worn earlier in USA Basketball’s march to gold that sold on Sunday for $88,644.
A pair of game-worn Michael Jordan sneakers sold at auction for $190,373 yesterday, setting a record for game-used shoes. The Converse shoes were said to be used by the NBA legend in the gold medal game against Spain in the 1984 Olympics, according to ESPN.
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.