The jersey worn by Michael Jordan in his last NBA game is among nearly 1,300 lots of sports memorabilia and cards on the block in the newly launched 2021 Goldin Elite Auction.
The autographed jersey had been in the collection of Jordan’s long-time friend George Koehler. It’s been matched to 14 games during Jordan’s last season when he played for the Washington Wizards, including the finale on April 16, 2003. The jersey also comes with MeiGray authentication and the signature has been authenticated as well.
“Jordan is the number one name in the sports collectibles industry and his last ever worn jersey is the most significant item to have ever been offered for public sale. I would not be surprised to see bidding top $1 million,” remarked Ken Goldin the company’s founder and CEO.
The auction closes in two session on January 30 and 31 online at Goldinauctions.com.
Among the other big ticket items in the auction is a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card graded PSA 8 that’s already trending past $500,000. The same card sold for $660,000 via Heritage Auctions in 2017. In November Goldin sold another PSA 8 for $584,250.
Other lots expected to command attention as the auction plays out include:
Lot #3: 2012-13 National Treasures (RPA) #151 Anthony Davis Signed NBA Logoman Patch Rookie Card (#1/1) – BGS MINT 9/BGS 10
1999 Pokemon 1st Edition PSA GEM MT 10 Complete Set (103) Featuring #4 Charizard Example!
Lot #4: 2019-20 Panini Flawless “Logoman” #LMZWL Zion Williamson Game Used Logoman Patch Card (#1/1) – PSA MINT 9
Lot #16: 1925 Exhibits Lou Gehrig Rookie Card – PSA EX-MT 6 (MK)
Lot #408: 2017 Panini Patrick Mahomes Rookie Player Complete Set (37) – #1 on the PSA Set Registry
Lot #5: 2004/05 Upper Deck SP Game Used Edition “Authentic Patches” #AFP-LJ LeBron James Game Used Logoman Patch Card (#1/1) – PSA NM 7
Lot #8: 1998-99 Upper Deck “Jordan Jersey Autographs” #MJX-GJ Michael Jordan Signed Game Used Patch Card (#13/23) – BGS MINT 9/BGS 10
Lot #6: 2018 Panini Prizm Gold Prizm #280 Luka Doncic Rookie Card (#03/10) – PSA GEM MT 10 “1 of 3!”
Lot #7: 2018-19 Panini Contenders Optic Gold Vinyl #128 Luka Doncic Signed Rookie Card (#1/1) – BGS GEM MINT 9.5/BGS 10
Lot #14: 2009/10 Panini National Treasures “Century Platinum” #206 Stephen Curry Signed Patch Rookie Card (#3/5) – BGS GEM MT 9.5/BGS 10
Lot #10: 1997-98 Metal Universe “Precious Metal Gems” #23 Michael Jordan (#095/100) – PSA EX-MT+ 6.5
Lot #20: 1996/97 Topps Chrome Refractors #138 Kobe Bryant Rookie Card – PSA GEM MT 10
Lot #31: Kobe Bryant Personal 1963 Chevy Impala Gifted to Him by Wife Vanessa
Lot #32: 1995 Cal Ripken Jr. Game Used and Signed/Inscribed Louisville Slugger Model P72 Bat Used in 2131 Consecutive Game (Ripken LOA & PSA/DNA GU 10)
Lot #65: 1981 Diego Maradona Game Used Boca Juniors #10 Jersey Used During the Metropolitan Tournament (MEARS & Viviana Brown Letter of Provenance
Lot #90: 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games Used Men’s Basketball Backboard Used for Every Game and Dream Team Gold Medal Game! (Sourced From Barcelona Spain/Letter of Provenance/Olympic Reciept)
The first Elite Auction took place last year in 2020 and saw the sale of Mike Trout’s 2009 Bowman Chrome Prospect Superfractor Rookie Card set a trading card record of $3.84 million.