A worn Michael Jordan jersey from Game 1 of the 1998 Chicago Bulls Finals sold Thursday for a record $10.1 million.
Sotheby’s, the well-known New York auction house, sold the eight-figure jersey worn by the Hall of Famer to make it the most expensive item in sports memorabilia history.
The record-breaking figure surpasses soccer legend Diego Maradona’s Hand of God jersey from the 1986 World Cup, which sold on May 4 for $9.28 million.
The $10.1 million Jordan jersey beats Diego Maradona’s Hand of God jersey from the 1986 World Cup.AP
Jordan wore the jersey during Game 1 against the Utah Jazz on June 3, 1998, where Jordan won his sixth and final NBA championship with the Bulls, according to ESPN.
The “Jump-man” jersey for the 1998 Finals joins a list of sports memorabilia that exceeds eight digits. On August 28, legendary New York Yankees star Mickey Mantle’s 1952 Topps card sold for $12.6 million — vastly surpassing Jordan’s “Last Dance” jersey.
Michael Jordan looks on during the game against the Utah Jazz in game one of the NBA Finals during the 1998 NBA Playoffs June 3, 1998 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NBAE via Getty Images
In July, Netflix debuted Last Dance — a 10-part documentary that recaps Jordan’s historic final season with the Chicago Bulls.
The jersey now beats Jordan’s last record-breaking sports memorabilia, an autographed patch card for the Upper Deck game jersey that sold for $2.7 million in 2021.