Whether you’re garage sale hunting or taking part in an auction, you never know what type of items you’re going to come across.
On Sunday, a lucky bidder went home with a very valuable piece of basketball history. However, they didn’t just stumble across this item on someone’s driveway, they knew what they were bidding on and spent a record-breaking amount of money to get it.
Michael Jordan’s game-worn shoes that he wore during the gold medal game against Spain in the 1984 Summer Olympics ended up selling for $190,373 USD ($256,346.76 CAD) early on Sunday morning, which is a new record for game-used shoes.
The previous record for game-used shoes sold at an auction was $104,765 USD ($141,071.31 CAD), which someone ended up spending to get Jordan’s game-used shoes from Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals.
"The record-shattering price proves that Michael Jordan has no equal in the marketplace for game-used basketball memorabilia," Vice President of SCP Auctions Dan Imler told Darren Rovell.
It’s pretty crazy that some people won’t ever see that amount of money in their lifetime and someone just dropped it on a pair of game-used shoes.
(H/T Darren Rovell/ESPN)