The Gold Coast Bulletin



A PAIR of basketball legend Michael Jordan’s famous Air Jordans from his rookie season sold at auction for $152,500 on Wednesday, the star item in Sotheby’s first internatio­nal dedicated sneaker sale.

Seen as a niche interest 10 years ago, sneakers are now one of the fastest-growing markets at auctions, attracting attention from the general public as well as leading collectors.

The online auction featured 13 pairs of matchworn basketball shoes from NBA greats including Scottie Pippen and Shaquille O’Neal. The pair sold were worn by Jordan during his stellar 1984-1985 debut season.

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