For one online bidder, the latter took the cake.
Michael Jordan's game-worn Converse sneakers from Team USA's gold-medal game against Spain in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics were auctioned off for $190,373 Sunday morning, according to SCP Auctions.
The shoes, which are autographed by Jordan, are advertised as the last pair he wore in competition as an amateur. The gold-medal game, which Team USA won 96-65, was played on Aug. 10, a little over two months before Jordan made his NBA debut with the Chicago Bulls.
According to ESPN, this was the highest price a pair of game-worn sneakers has ever sold for at auction. The previous high was $104,765 — Jordan's sneakers from Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals (the Flu Game).
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