Michael Jordan's signed game-worn sneakers sell for record $560,000

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"Produced between February to April 1985, Jordan wore the present pair of Air Jordan 1s during an early, pivotal point of his career and thus catapulted the sneaker's popularity", said Sotheby's.

"Following a bidding war which drove the value up by United States $300,000 within the final twenty minutes of the sale, the pair achieved more than 3.5x their $150,000 high estimate", Sotheby's said.

With the renewed interest in all things Jordan, Geller took advantage and cleaned up on the shoes.

The bidders spanned six countries across four continents, according to the auction house. The old record for sneakers was held by Nike's "moon shoes", the original Nike prototype sneaker that was given to the University of Oregon's runners for the 1972 Olympics. Both pairs of shoes were owned by collected Jordy Geller.

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Jordan wore mismatched trainers, with the left a size 13 and the right a size 13.5.

A pair of 1985 Nike Air Jordan 1s, made for and worn by Michael Jordan, in an undated photo ahead of the online auction by Sotheby's NY. The buyer of the "Air Jordan 1s" has not yet been disclosed.

The latest sale highlighted the soaring market value of objects identified with the retired basketball superstar since the release of "The Last Dance", an ESPN/Netflix documentary that chronicles the saga of Jordan and his Chicago Bulls. The final two episodes of "The Last Dance" are scheduled to premiere on Sunday, mere hours after the auction ended. Then really, don't read this-because someone just snagged a pair of Michael Jordan game-worn sneakers for $560,000, CNN reports.

In case you were wondering, that $560,000 could have also bought 4,869 standard pairs of Air Jordan 1 Mids, which retail for $115.

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