Grey Flannel Auctions will offer a Michael Jordan 1984 Olympic basketball jersey in its upcoming auction.
The company says the jersey has been photo-matched to USA Olympic play and is believed to be the only red-colorway uniform that Jordan wore during the gold medal run. It’s the first time the jersey has been offered in a sports memorabilia auction.
According to GFA, it’s the only photo-matched Olympic Jordan jersey known to exist as well as the earliest fully documented MJ example of its type. Bidding opens at $10,000.
The auction also includes a 1953 Mickey Mantle jersey. Grey Flannel says the provenance stems from a man who wore it during a 1950s Yankees tryout as a young man and was allowed to keep it despite not getting a contract offer. GFA says it’s the hobby’s earliest known photo matched Mantle road jersey.
Game-worn LeBron James jerseys continue to sell for big prices. NBA Auctions sold the Cavs’ home white jersey worn by James in his 200th career playoff game on April 15 for $33,020 over the weekend.
Donned during the April 15 game against Indiana, the jersey drew 40 bids during the three-week auction.
James scored 32 points with a game-high 13 assists, 6 rebounds and a team-high 3 steals in the game.
NBA Auctions is currently selling other playoff jerseys including those worn by the Golden State Warriors’ quarterfinal series against Portland. A Steph Curry home white is currently running at over $10,000 with bidding set to close June 1.
A PSA 7 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card sold on eBay late last week for $168,100. Prices for early Mantle cards seem to have settled at a fairly consistent level in recent weeks.