A set of six shoes worn by Michael Jordan during each of his NBA championship clinching victories is now for sale.
Sotheby’s is selling the signed shoes outright. At least for now, they’re not up for auction.
Former Bulls PR Director Tim Hallam acknowledged years ago that It became “tradition” for Jordan to give him a shoe after a Finals clinching game.
The shoes were on display the National Sports Collectors Convention last year in Atlantic City.
They’re scheduled to go on display in Dubai—yes, Dubai—with hopes that someone will pay the undisclosed asking price, which is undoubtedly deep into the millions.
One more note from last weekend’s Heritage Auctions sale…
The 1953 Topps Willie Mays SGC 9 set a record price when it sold for $360,000.
The card sold for $74,400 back in the summer of 2016. That’s a 383.87% increase.
Beckett has gotten another influx of financing from HPS Investment Partners and Freedom 3 Capital, bringing their total commitments to $235 million.
“We’re humbled and thrilled about HPS and F3C’s incredible vote of confidence, especially at a booming time for the collectibles industry,” said Beckett Collectibles CEO Kunal Chopra. “This additional financing will power Beckett’s digital transformation. We had a packed 2022, which featured big product launches and revamps of existing products. With this additional support, we’re going to keep launching, building, and growing, with the goal of crafting the best digital platform in the world for collectors.”
The new investment comes amid Beckett’s acquisitions of Due Dilly and NoXX.
Breaker “We The Hobby” pulled the 2021 National Treasures Trevor Lawrence 1/1 RPA in one of its shows on WhatNot Wednesday night.
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A former University of Louisville baseball player was arrested and charged with stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of sports cards—and trying to sell them to another shop in the city.
That’s according to this story from WHAS-TV.
Sutton Whiting is no longer listed on the inmate roster at Louisville Metro Corrections.
Helmets worn by the Washington Capitals during this year’s Stadium Series game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, NC are on up for sale.
MeiGray Auctions, through its partnership with the Caps, is selling over two dozen helmets including those donned by Nicklas Backstrom, TJ Oshie and Tom Wilson during the outdoor game on Feb. 18.
Helmets worn in practice for the game are also on the block through March 14.