Update: ;The authentication of this jersey was later revoked by MeiGray.
A Michael Jordan game-worn road jersey from the 1996 Eastern Conference Finals has now been photo matched by MeiGray.
The red Chicago Bulls jersey was worn by Jordan in Games 3 and 4 of the four-game sweep of the Orlando Magic.
The Bulls, who finished 72-10 in the regular season to set what was then an NBA record, went on to defeat the Seattle Supersonics for the first win in their second “three peat” as league champions.
MeiGray authenticators say they were able to match the jersey to photos of Jordan in those two playoff games in Orlando. MeiGray’s research shows numerous match points of the jersey’s stitching and mesh patterns to high quality images of Jordan wearing in.
The jersey, which had been purchased for a little under $27,000 in a recent auction without any photo matches, is now worth a lot more but according to MeiGray, the collector who owns it says he’s not selling.
Jordan was wearing the newly authenticated jersey when he scored 45 points in Game 4 of the series to send the Bulls to the Finals, avenging their 1995 playoff loss to Orlando.
MeiGray authenticated Jordan’s 1998 Game 1 Finals jersey that sold at auction for $10.1 million in September of last year–the most expensive game-worn jersey ever sold.