One of the last Chicago Bulls jerseys ever worn by Michael Jordan is about to hit the auction block.
The red road jersey comes with a team letter of authenticity and has been photo-matched by the MeiGray Group and Sports Investors Authentication to Games 3 and 4 of the 1998 Eastern Conference Finals in Indianapolis. The Bulls lost both games, both by two points and both with Jordan the leading scorer – pumping in 30 and 28 points respectively.
Goldin Auctions will offer the jersey in its upcoming Summer Premium catalog. It’s expected to “easily surpass” the previous record for a Jordan game jersey, set just last month when a 1996-97 black pinstripe “alternate” full uniform netted $288,000.
The ’97-98 Bulls survived a grueling seven-game series, going on to the NBA finals and ultimately winning a sixth NBA Championship. The two games were a large focal point in the recent documentary “The Last Dance.” Jordan announced his second retirement following the 1998 NBA Finals just over a week later.
Bidding opens June 22 and runs through July 18 at GoldinAuctions.com.