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Michael Jordan Playoff Game Worn and Dual Signed ‘Player Sample’ Air Jordan 11 ‘Bred’ | Size 13.5

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Estimate:

60,000

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- 80,000 USD

Michael Jordan Playoff Game Worn and Dual Signed ‘Player Sample’ Air Jordan 11 ‘Bred’ | Size 13.5

Michael Jordan Playoff Game Worn and Dual Signed ‘Player Sample’ Air Jordan 11 ‘Bred’ | Size 13.5

Estimate:

60,000

to
- 80,000 USD

Lot sold:

47,880

USD

NIKE, NIKE AIR JORDAN 11, SIZE 13.5

Rubber, Leather, Cotton

1996

The following condition report has been provided by MEARS Authentication, LLC., 1234 Manitoba Avenue, South Milwaukee 414-301-9536troy@mearsonline.com, an independent Memorabilia Evaluation and Research Services organization, who is not an employee of Sotheby's.


Shoes show solid moderate game wear. Naturally occurring ankle and toe creasing is present. There is a light coating of court dust on the soles.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

This style (Black and Red or ‘Bred’) was worn by Michael Jordan during the 1995-1996 NBA Playoffs and Finals, and are perhaps one of the most desired styles by sneaker collectors worldwide. This season would prove an iconic one for Michael, winning his fourth NBA MVP title (leading the Bulls to 72 wins), with an additional NBA Finals MVP title after the Bulls defeated the Seattle Supersonics in the Finals.


The 1995-1996 season was Michael’s first complete season back after spending time in professional Baseball, and yet still, Jordan led the league in scoring with an average of more than 30 points per game.


The sneakers themselves – designed by legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield – were created when Tinker realized that Mr. Jordan would roll his foot on hard cuts when playing. Hatfield took this opportunity to build a sneaker that would suit Michael with these difficult movements during gameplay. The patent leather on the uppers of the shoe additionally allowed Michael to wear the sneakers with a suit.


Both sneakers are inscribed “Best Wishes, Michael Jordan.”


These shoes are accompanied with an LOA from PSA/DNA, and a Letter of Opinion from MEARS Authentication, LLC, with an “Authentic” Final Grade.