BY: SHUBHAM

16 Sep, 2022

At auction, a Michael Jordan jersey from the 1998 NBA Finals sells for a record-breaking $10.1 million

At auction, a Michael Jordan jersey from the 1998 NBA Finals sells for a record-breaking $10.1 million

According to Sotheby's, the Chicago Bulls jersey Michael Jordan wore in Game 1

Of the 1998 NBA Finals sold for $10.1 million this week

The auction was held from September 6–14, and during that time

Bids exceeded the initial estimate of $3–5 million by a significant margin

The price of a game-used sports memorabilia has never been higher than with this jersey

 It outperformed Diego Maradona's "Hand of God" World Cup jersey from 1986, which sold for $9.28 million in May

This particular Jordan NBA Finals jersey, one of just two to be offered for sale

 Is a great reminder of the five-time MVP's legendary "Last Dance" with the Bulls

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Jordan wore the jersey on June 3, 1998, when he scored 33 points

In 45 minutes against the Utah Jazz, according to Sotheby's

Despite the fact that the game went into overtime, the Bulls lost on the road 88-85

The Bulls won that championship after a six-game series, giving Jordan his sixth

Last NBA championship ring. That year, he also won his sixth MVP award for the Finals