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    1989 Michael Jordan Signed Game Worn Sneakers from His 54-Point Game Versus the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    Michael Jordan was twenty-six-years-old when the 1989 NBA season began. He had already won an NCAA title, two NCAA Player of the Year awards, an Olympic gold medal, the NBA Rookie of the Year award, an NBA Defensive Player of the Year award, two NBA scoring crowns, and the NBA MVP award.

    As such, when Air Jordan and his Chicago Bulls opened the 1989-90 NBA season at Chicago Stadium on November 3rd, there wasn't a hotter ticket it the sports world to be had. Michael was at his zenith of his high-wire years and the undisputed latest, greatest show on earth, guaranteed to deliver a highlight never before seen and always on the verge of unleashing a game for the ages. And on November 3, 1989. he did just that, scoring fifty-four points against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    These pair of Nike Air Jordans were worn by Michael during that historic opening game of the 1989-90 NBA season. They are white with red and black trim and each has a size "13" tag inside with the proper codes for a Jordan gamer. The pair exhibit the game wear consistent with Jordan shoes of this period. Some rubber has been lost from the outside and some of the padding, between the inner lining and the exterior leather, has degraded, but the shoes are still very attractive and displayable. Furthermore, each is signed on the side in black sharpie (5/10). While the vintage signatures have faded over the years, the legend has brightened ten-fold.

    Provenance: Steve Reece, an assistant basketball coach at Brentwood Academy in 1989, attended the game as a guest of his former Vanderbilt University teammate Will Purdue, who was playing for the Bulls at that time. After the game, Reece was able to acquire the sneakers directly from Michael Jordan in the Bulls' locker room as a lot for a fundraising auction. Jordan also signed the sneakers for Reece that day. The sneakers were won at auction by Carter Holmes, a player at Brentwood Academy, and have been in his possession since that time. Letter of provenance form Carter Holmes. LOA from Heritage Auctions. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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