You might have heard of the “Shattered Backboard” Air Jordan 1 colorway. Perhaps Jordan Brand’s most iconic sneaker release, the grail is inspired by one of Michael Jordan’s most memorable games. Now the game-worn jersey from that iconic moment is hitting auction blocks.
This summer saw the auction of the Air Jordan 1s MJ was wearing during that incredible game and today begins Sotheby’s online auction built around the game-worn and signed Stefanel Trieste jersey that Jordan competed in on that fateful day in 1985 when he delivered a thunderous dunk — a dunk so powerful Jordan shattered the glass backboard.
The jersey, which is offered by Carlo Stefanel is estimated to fetch somewhere between $300,000 to $500,000. Worn for an exhibition game for Stefanel Trieste, the custom jersey’s black and orange color scheme is the direct inspiration for Nike’s most coveted Air Jordan 1 colorway. It also features Jordan’s number 23 and the player’s dated signature.
The “shattered backboard” jersey will be offered alongside a selection of other Jordan memorabilia. This includes two dual-signed “player sample” sneakers, the Air Jordan 1s in the iconic “Chicago” colorway – estimated to fetch up to $300,000 – and the game-worn Air Jordan 11 “Bred” – going for $60,000 to 80,000. Both sneakers are inscribed “Best Wishes, Michael Jordan.”
Sotheby’s “Shattered” auction kicks off today and runs through to December 3. Check out all the items on auction and join the bidding on Sothebys.com.