The right side foot is signed by Jordan along with ‘Best Wishes’ although it is faded now. The shoes were definitely authentic and game-used with the soles, heels and tips cracked and faded. The shoes sold for $33 K which is yet another successful auction for Jordan’s shoes.
The only thing that comes to mind when you hear the name Michael Jordan is NBA legend and basketball. Michael Jordan earned himself a name all on his own. It was his pure God-given talent that made him put his name on NBA history and a legend that set the bar that players still want to reach. Just because he’s retired doesn’t mean that people still don’t want to share a part of him.
So when he put up his game-used pair of Converse from his University of North Carolina game. The first victory that put him in the annuls of history was the 1982 NCAA Championship where Jordan hit a mid-range jumper with 15 seconds on the board that won the national championship for the Tar Heels. Those shoes are signatory of the day Jordan was destined for great things to come. Who wouldn’t want to own something that is that special?
The Converse pairs are Tar Heel blue, which is rare because Converse started producing leather Converse from then on. The tongue of the shoes has the ‘CONVERSE ALL STAR’ manufacturer’s tag. The shoes also have a Converse logo on the side of the shoes. The back is adorned with Converse written in white above the logo.
The original laces are included and all. What makes them more special is Jordan’s sign on the upper ankle side of the write show. He had signed the show along with a written ‘Best Wishes’. The Converse had a contract with Tar Heels coach when Jordan played at UNC and even made him an offer when he turned pro but fell short to Nike’s deal.
The consignor to whom Jordan gifted the shoes was an old pal of Jordan from UNC. The sneakers were accompanied by a college photograph of Jordan with the consignor and a Christmas card. It was a sweet gesture which shows that Jordan hasn’t let the fame get to his head and he still remembers his buddies.
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This is not the first pair of shoes Jordan has auctioned. Grey Flannel had sold an autographed pair of shoes from the famous "Flu Game" that Jordan wore in the 1997 NBA Finals. The shoes auctioned for $104,765. Another pair of shoes worn by Jordan during his rookie season with the Bulls sold for $31,070 in last year.