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    The "Air" to the throne...

    1985-86 Michael Jordan Game Worn & Vintage Signed Air Jordan I Sneakers.

    UPDATE: This lot has a full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

    Whether as a basketball player or a marketing icon, there's little question that Michael Jordan should appear near or at the top of any list of the greatest of all time. And no partnership between athlete and corporation has been more successful than the marriage of Jordan and Nike, who fed off one another to create a culture of consumerism unprecedented in the sporting goods universe. In that regard, few modern pieces of sports equipment could be considered more historically relevant than the pair of sneakers presented here, the Original Nike Air Jordans, worn on the court by the man who would come to rule the basketball world. Sneaker-philes will assure you that this style is the hottest of commodities in the complete absence of any direct ownership by the man who gave them their name. But Original Air Jordans from the feet of Jordan? It doesn't get any better than that!

    This pair of size thirteen shoes holds the interior inventory code of "850810TH," assuring 1985 vintage. Jordan played only eighteen games this season due to an ankle injury, making this game used pair all the more rare. Wear is light but apparent, proper for an athlete who, even at this early stage, would wear sneakers for only a single game. Each heel bears the early and far more desirable version of Jordan's autograph, applied with 6/10 black ink to the outside heel. The style, the game wear and the vintage autographs establish this pair as one of the most desirable Air Jordan offerings in the hobby. Full LOA from PSA/DNA for each sneaker. LOA from Heritage Auctions. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2017
    25th-26th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 20
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