One of the last Chicago Bulls jerseys worn by Michael Jordan in a regular season game sold for $240,000 late Sunday night as Robert Edward Auctions closed out its latest catalog sale.
The jersey, worn in an April 7, 1998 win over the Washington Wizards in which Jordan scored 30 points, also carries his autograph.
It was originally purchased at a 2005 Bulls charity auction by the late Penny Marshall, an actress and director. Marshall owned one of the most comprehensive and valuable sports memorabilia collections ever assembled, which was displayed at her home, among thousands of other artifacts.
Jordan autographed the jersey in 2006 at his youth basketball camp with the signing witnessed by a representative of Upper Deck. Both the original CharitaBulls receipt, made out to Penny Marshall, and the Resolution Photomatching letter tying it to the April 1998 game, were included with the jersey.
Collectors whose style is more vintage baseball chased another big ticket item: a uniform worn by Hall of Fame manager John McGraw during the 1913-14 New York Giants-Chicago White Sox world tour. Believed to be the only surviving uniform from the months-long tour, it generated 39 bids and sold for $234,000.
In all, more than 2,892 lots were sold with auction proceeds totaling $7.35 million.
A 1916 M101-5 Babe Ruth rookie card graded SGC 1.5 also cracked the six-figure mark at $105,000. Other Ruth cards sold included a 1933 Sport Kings graded SGC 8.5 which netted $81,000 and a 1917 D350-2 Standard Biscuit graded PSA 2 which reached $78,000.
A T206 Eddie Plank sold for $87,000 after selling for $70,228 less than one year ago.
A 1986-87 Fleer Stickers uncut sheet of 121 cards (11 complete sets), soared to $63,000 while a 132-card set on an uncut sheet went for $50,400.
The auction also included the highest graded 1952 Topps baseball pack. While the series is unknown, the PSA 8-graded pack rocketed to $63,000.