A jersey worn by Michael Jordan during his sophomore season at North Carolina sold for $1.38 million through Heritage Actions on Saturday.
The Carolina Blue road jersey was photo matched through corresponding mesh holes and threading to the 1982-83 season, when Jordan was named the national player of the year and graced the cover of The Sporting News. It was also worn during a trip to Stanford early the following season, after which the two teams’ equipment managers swapped jerseys, shorts and socks.
The jersey was previously sold at auction for $63,500 in 1999. Its most recent sale breaks the record for one of Jordan’s jerseys, as his game-worn Chicago Bulls jersey from the 1986-87 season sold for $480,000 in October.
“As the final price tag proves, this jersey has everything any serious collector could possibly want,” Chris Ivy, director of sports auctions at Heritage, told ESPN.
Photos courtesy of Heritage Auctions.