It’s June 5, 1998, MJ and the Bulls head into the sold out Delta Center to take on Karl Malone, John Stockton and the Utah Jazz down 1-0 in the NBA Finals. The GOAT drops a smooth 37 points, 5 boards, 3 dimes, and 2 steals on the way to a 93-88 that pulls the series even at 1-1. The rest is history as the Bulls went on to win the series 4-2 giving MJ his 6th Ring and 6th Finals MVP. This was The Last Dance.
During that ride turning game 2 MJ wore the iconic Jordan XIII Bred. After the game he wanted to say thank you to a ball boy for all his hard work so Michael took off the shoes, signed each one with a silver sharpie, and gifted them to that ball boy. Today that very of Bred 13s has found its way into the hands of Sothebys auction house after being authenticated by The MeiGray Group.
On April 5, 2023 the Game 2 Breds will hit the auction block at Sothebys New York as the only of their kind in existence. Just recently “The Dynasty Collection” featuring the shoes that Jordan wore during all six championship clinching games in his career was slotted to be auction of by Sothebys and is estimated to sell for upwards of $100 million dollars. Expectations for the Game 2 Breds stand between $2-$4 million but could end up much higher than that.
These shoes represent more than just footwear, or basketball memorabilia. They’re a piece of American history, an artifact that will live in infamy, and the ultimate piece de resistance for a serious collector. If your pockets are deep enough, they could just be yours. For the latest information on sneakers, clothing, and collectibles and to stay up to date with the latest drops, connect with us on Instagram and Twitter.
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