Game-used jerseys and shoes from the 1992 U.S. Basketball “Dream Team” collected by a member of the squad that brought NBA players to the Olympics are up for auction through Goldin.
Basketball Hall of Famer Karl Malone has consigned a complete set of the 1992 Dream Team game-used signed shoes and jerseys to the 24-item auction – a collection the auction company says could be worth $10 million.
Among the items are game-used, signed jerseys from all of Malone’s Team USA teammates including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Charles Barkley, a pair of shoes signed by Jordan to Malone and Malone’s own autographed game-used jersey.
All 12 pairs of shoes and all 12 jerseys come with both Karl Malone’s LOA and a JSA LOA for the autographs.
Bidding for the Jordan jersey has already surpassed $1 million with three weeks remaining in the auction. MeiGray indicated it had matched the jersey to video of the 127-76 win over Lithuania in the Olympic semi-finals. Jordan signed it “To Karl, Good Luck.” Jordan also personalized the shoes.
The auction opens following the series premiere of King of Collectibles: the Goldin Touch, the Netflix show starring Goldin Executive Chairman and Founder Ken Goldin. Malone’s collection was filmed for the capstone episode of the show.
“Working with Karl Malone and bringing this extraordinary Dream Team Collection to auction has been a major highlight of my career in collectibles,” Goldin recalled. “And then knowing that Netflix viewers would get to see behind the scenes of the deal made it an even more thrilling experience for our auction company and the broader Goldin community.”
In Barcelona, Team USA steamrolled the competition to win gold, beating Angola, Croatia, Germany, Brazil, Spain, Puerto Rico and Lithuania by an astounding average of 44 points per game. Their epic performance caused a soaring global interest in basketball.
Members of the Dream Team combined to win 23 NBA championships, 15 MVP Awards and 117 All-Star appearances during their careers.
The auction is open through May 24.