A game-worn jersey belonging to Michael Jordan from his sophomore season at the University of North Carolina was sold for a record $1.38 million on Saturday at Heritage Auctions.
It is the only known jersey photo-matched to Jordan’s 1982-83 season with the North Carolina Tar Heels when he was named Sporting News’ NCAA Player of the Year.
It broke the previous record for a Jordan jersey when a full game-worn Chicago Bulls uniform from Jordan’s 1986-87 season was sold for $480 000 in October, also at Heritage Auctions.
“As the final price tag proves, this jersey has everything any serious collector could possibly want,” Chris Ivy of Heritage Auctions said.
Jordan, a six-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s, is a Basketball Hall of Famer who owns the Charlotte Hornets.