Two ticket stubs for Michael Jordan’s first game for the Chicago Bulls will be auctioned off
A pair of rare ticket stubs from Michael Jordan’s first game with the Chicago Bulls nearly 38 years ago will be auctioned for the first time with an estimated value of between $200,000 and $300,000.
The two red and black heels, featuring the Bulls team logo and a Chicago stadium silhouette, were only available for purchase at the game site on the night of Oct. 26, 1984, according to Bonhams, who will offer the bundle online from September 19 to 29.
It is unknown how many of these particular banknotes still exist. The owner of this pair was a high school student at the time and enthusiastically attended the game for the newest member of the Chicago Bulls, according to Bonhams. Facing the Washington Bullets — now known as the Washington Wizards — that night, Jordan scored 16 points with six rebounds and seven assists.
Jordan quickly became one of the league’s biggest stars and led the Bulls to six NBA championships, while winning six Finals MVP awards.
Jordan retired from the Bulls after the 1997-98 season, which has since been called “The Last Dance” and was the subject of a 2020 ESPN/Netflix documentary series of the same name.
The documentary has rekindled interest in the basketball legend’s memorabilia among collectors. A pair of red Nike sneakers worn by Jordan in Game 5 of his rookie season with the Chicago Bulls sold for nearly $1.5 million in October 2021 at Sotheby’s, setting an auction record price for shoes worn by the game. A red jersey he wore in his last game in 1998 is currently up for auction online at Sotheby’s, with an estimate of between $3 million and $5 million.
Another highlight of the Bonhams online sale will be five unique Paris Saint-Germain shirts signed by the club’s players, including Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Jr. The shirts come directly from Paris Saint-Germain, which recently opened a flagship store. At New York.
At the top of the group is the home shirt worn by Messi, created specifically for the 2022 Chinese New Year celebration, with his name on the back in Chinese characters and his signature in silver ink. It should sell for between 20,000 and 30,000 US dollars.
Proceeds from the five shirts will benefit the Paris Saint-Germain Endowment Fund, the club’s charity which supports humanitarian, educational, sporting and social programs for young people around the world.