There’s a new auction record for game-worn shoes and the bidding isn’t over yet.
Michael Jordan’s pair of Converse sneakers from the gold-medal-winning-game in the 1984 Olympics against Spain – is already at $144,222, with bidding set to continue through late Saturday night at SCP Auctions.
The previous auction record of $104,765 for game-worn shoes was set in 2013 for Jordan’s “Flu Game” shoes worn in the 1997 NBA Finals.
Jordan’s ’84 Olympic shoes are the last pair he wore in amateur competition and represent perhaps his crowning achievement before turning pro. Just 21 at the time, Jordan led Team USA in scoring (17.1 points per game) during the ’84 Games and scored a game-high 20 points in the United States’ 96-65 victory over Spain to claim gold. It marked the last time he was ever seen wearing a non-Nike pair.
Like most of us, Doug Williams began collecting cards as a kid. Over a half century later, he’s still at it.
He’s also a writer, having collaborated with a few former big leaguers to tell their life stories. He’s written “Always a Yankee” with Jim Coates, “Baseball’s Fallen Angel” with Eli Grba and A Pirate’s Journey with Hank Foiles.
“I’ve never been anything exceptional as far as being an athlete so my indulgence in the game is as a collector and a baseball writer,” he told WVEC-TV, which paid a visit to his home on Wednesday for a story you can watch below.
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Topps Inception is one of several products released over the last few weeks. It’s gone from an all-hits Bowman-branded issue to a newly configured issue that has one autograph or auto relic plus two parallels and four base cards.
Breaking a one-pack box doesn’t take long.
Mike Fruitman of Mike’s Stadium Sports Cards has the rip–and why these are selling for more than they were during the pre-sale period: