NEW YORK, NY.- Christies
, in partnership with Sports Authority Authentication Services (SAAS), presents Six Rings Legacy of the GOAT, an online-only sale dedicated to the legacy of Michael Jordan, open from 1-14 June. All six lots will be exhibited at Christies Rockefeller Center galleries from 3-8 June.
The auction presents six rare objects that tie to memorable and significant moments throughout six-time NBA champion Michael Jordans career. With every victory, be it a single shot, game, or championship win, the memory lives on in the physical objects that assisted these defining moments of sports history.
Among the highlights is a pair of Michael Jordan game-worn and dual-signed Player Exclusive Air Jordan Low XIII sneakers (estimate: $500,000-750,000). Jordan wore these photo-matched and dual-signed Air Jordan low XIII sneakers on June 12, 1998, during the first two quarters of Game 5 against the Utah Jazz. The present pair from Jordans second to last game as a Chicago Bull are also photo matched to a pertinent scene in the documentary The Last Dance, where Jordan is holding the pair in his hands while motivating his team.
Details on each lot can be found below and on the viewing room online.
MICHAEL JORDAN UPPER DECK SIGNED 1986
FLEER #57 ROOKIE CARD
Pulling a Fleer 20th anniversary card back in 2006/07 allowed the lucky owner to send the card into Upper Deck, returned with an original Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card signed by Michael Jordan. Of the 23 cards released, only 14 cards are known, graded, and in the hands of private collectors. This card is the second highest BGS (Beckett Grading Services) graded UDA signed Fleer #57 cards in existence, and comes with the original UDA congratulations card.
MICHAEL JORDAN GAME-WORN & DUAL
SIGNED PLAYER EXCLUSIVE AIR JORDAN LOW
NIKE, JUNE 12TH 1998
Michael Jordan wore these photo-matched and dual-signed Air Jordan low XIII sneakers on June 12th, 1998, during the first 2 quarters of Game 5 against the Utah Jazz. This was Jordans sixth NBA title, and he received his sixth Finals MVP trophy to commemorate the occasion along with winning the 1998 NBA All-Star Game MVP, completing this rare trio of individual awards for the second time in his career.
These dual signed, Utah Jazz Game 5 worn Air Jordan XIII from Michael Jordans second to last game as a Chicago Bull are not only photo matched by SAAS to the June 12th, 1998 Utah game, but are also photo matched to a pertinent scene in The Last Dance documentary, where Michael Jordan is holding the pair in his hands while motivating the team, You go out there and play hard tonight and we win, you don't have to hear from me no more, ever again.
MICHAEL JORDAN PLAYER EXCLUSIVE AIR
JORDAN XIII FLINT SNEAKERS
Michael Jordan donned the Jordan XIIIs during his final season with the Chicago Bulls in 1997-98. These deadstock Michael Jordan PE "Flint" XIII come with MJ Sample box, from MJs personal collection. Predominantly blue, grey and white colorway they are a Michael Jordan issued pair never intended to be worn on the court. There are a handful of photos from this season with Michael Jordan wearing this particular colorway off the court. In unworn condition, straight from Michael Jordans personal stock with a Michael Jordan/Bulls sample box, the shoes are correctly MJ PE coded and come accompanied with a SAAS analysis, documenting the authenticity of this rare MJ artifact.
MICHAEL JORDAN DUAL SIGNED AIR JORDAN
VII BORDEAUX SNEAKERS
A fan favorite colorway, these Bordeaux Jordan VIIs are dual signed by Michael Jordan. He famously only played in this iconic Bordeaux colorway of the Jordan VII in the 1992 All Star Game. Dual signed Bordeaux Jordan VII come to market rarely. The signatures have been authenticated by JSA, and come with a letter of opinion from SAAS confirming that the wear is consistent with MJ photoshoot or practice wear. The shoes are dual signed with era specific signatures, in Michael Jordans size US 13.
MICHAEL JORDAN PLAYER EXCLUSIVE AIR
JORDAN V FIRE RED SNEAKERS
These Michael Jordan Player Exclusive Vs are in incredible condition. As is typical of Jordans from this era, the original midsoles almost always degraded, so the mint condition of this expertly restored pair makes these sneakers a rare collectors item for an avid collector. The shoes are correctly tagged "891201FT1" in size "13, with Player edition 23 embroidered on both heels. The special 23 font was only available on Michael Jordan game issued Jordan V sneakers. The lot comes with a letter of opinion from SAAS confirming the authenticity of this amazing and rare Fire Red Jordan V sneakers.
MICHAEL JORDAN DUAL SIGNED ORIGINAL
1985 AIR JORDAN 1
In 1985, Michael Jordan and Nike combined forces for the inaugural Air Jordan sneaker. This moment marked the birth of the collectible sneakers market. Since then, the Air Jordan phenomenon has exploded, taking on a life of its own. This mint condition, Original 1985 Air Jordan 1 Chicago is a "Grail" for any collection. This original pair is extremely special, as it features two beautiful Michael Jordan signatures on the collars, accompanied with the original box. The signature have been authenticated by JSA. Christies and SAAS are proud to bring this special collectors item to market.