These rare Nike shoes by Michael Jordan are not selling “only” for $ 18,000
This year, a number of rare and gaming-worn Michael Jordan memorabilia have sold for thousands – if not millions – of dollars. In October, a pair of Nike Air Ships worn by Jordan in his first NBA season set the new record for the most expensive pair of sneakers to ever auction with a selling price of $ 1.5 million. Right before their sale, a pair of Jordan Brand underwear worn by His Airness himself sold for $ 3,341, even with (or because of) “certain use.”
Fans – or at least fans with cash – are willing to pay any price to get as close to Jordan as possible. Next on the market is a pair of Upper Deck Jordan 15 sneakers signed by Jordan and numbered 23 out of 23 editions. At $ 18,000, the rare shoe is a steal compared to other Jordan signature sneakers.
A good bet for Bulls fans – The description of the Upper Deck Jordan 15 pair promises that they will become “the centerpiece of your Chicago Bulls fan cave” with their black upper and bold red accents near the eyelets, collar and sole. Details like Jordan’s signature, written in silver ink on the side of the left shoe, only add to the appeal.
Still, perhaps the best detail about the shoes is its ’23/23′ branding, signaling the pair’s rarity and also aligning with Jordan’s signature jersey number. An individually numbered tamper-evident hologram, along with an official license from sportswear retailer Fanatics, confirms the sneakers are the real deal.
Think of it as an investment – For $ 18,000, you’ll receive the rare sneakers alongside their limited-edition box, which comes in a similar black and red palette, albeit in more used condition. And in a real bargain, the Upper Deck Jordan 15 come with free shipping, which can save you around $ 20 considering how carefully the pair will be wrapped.
Those who have the will (and the means) to purchase the signed Upper Deck Jordan 15 sneakers can do so on the Fanatics website. Years later, they can probably resell the pair as well, quite possibly for more than the shoes are currently selling for. Time only seems to inflate the value of Jordanian memories, so the later the better.