The red away shirt donned by LeBron James during Game 3 of the recently completed NBA Finals sold for $15,600 Thursday night. That was the highest price paid for any single jersey in the NBA’s annual auction, but the two jerseys worn by MVP Dirk Nowitzki brought a combined $16,104.
The four Nowitzki jerseys sold between the two auctions for game-worn gear from Games 1 and 3 sold for $34,404–compared to the $30,300 collectors spend on the two that sat on the back of James.
Bidding for the jerseys worn by players on both teams during the Finals began at $250 on the NBA’s auction site and was conducted by MeiGray, which has the contract to sell items from high profile NBA events.
One of Nowitzki’s jerseys drew 43 bids. Most of the others generated 10-15 bids.
Dwayne Wade’s #3 jersey from Game 3 sold for $9360. Other sales from the Game 3 auction included: Jason Kidd $5820; Chris Bosh $2996 and J.J. Barea $2427.