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Michael Jordan Auction

When Michael Jordan finished his rookie season in Chicago in 1985, he went on a European tour with Nike. He was in Paris and also London. But, things got pretty interesting when he got to Trieste, Italy.

Playing in an exhibition game, Jordan got the ball and went in for a dunk. He threw the ball down with such ferocity that the backboard shattered. And now, the items from this moment 35 years ago are up for auction.

To absolutely no surprise, the cost of picking up memorabilia from this moment is six to seven figures. The starting bid on the jersey Jordan wore is set at $300,000 as it stands right now.

The Shoes Set a Record
Before diving back into our discussion of Jordan’s special jersey being up for six figures, it’s vital to mention his sneakers. When His Airness throws down a dunk that breaks a backboard, somebody is going to want to pay top dollar to make sure they win the auction and the shoes.

Available in a Christie’s online sale, Jordan’s sneakers sold for a United States record $615,000. Imagine paying that much money for a pair of sneakers. It is most definitely worth it if it is within your budget.

And now, the winning bidder can say to all their friends and loved ones: “Hey, do you remember when Michael Jordan shattered a backboard in Trieste in 1985?” And when they answer in the affirmative, they can add, “Yeah, these are the sneakers that he was wearing.” Cue all of the shocked faces and dropped jaws.

Prop Bets on the Jersey
As mentioned above, the jersey that Jordan wore when he threw down his famous dunk is up for a huge amount of money. As it stands today, the bidding is beginning at $300,000. This auction is no joke and is for big bidders only.

The product is being sold online by Sotheby’s, along with a whole lot of other pieces of MJ memorabilia. Any time you have an opportunity for prime Michael Jordan merchandise, the money has to be an afterthought, and the decision to spend big should come first.

On, there are moneylines for the expected final sales price of the jersey. The most likely outcome, set at +350, is the jersey selling for somewhere between $550,001 and $599,999.

The second most likely scenario, set at +450, has the sale being somewhere between $500,001 and $549,999.

The most unlikely figure when you bet online has the Michael Jordan jersey expected to stay around where it is now. An item of this magnitude usually sees a lot of bidding action.

At +1000, the jersey would be projected to sell for between $300,000 and $350,000. Unless we see folks struggling to come to terms with placing the bet, this is indeed unlikely.

The auction is going to be happening through Dec. 3. And when that day comes, the jersey that the great Jordan was wearing when he shattered a backboard will belong to another human being. And this said person will be dropping a likely record amount of money to land it.

The Bet You Should Take
Personally speaking, it would be tough to guess the price that the jersey will end up selling for. But, as is the case with all auctions, an educated guess can be made.

Given that Jordan only donned the jersey once and that he shattered the backboard so unexpectedly, this will be extremely pricey. And the highest money total that is listed in a prop is one where the jersey would sell for more than $700,000. The odds of this are set at +600 on the BetUS Sportsbook.

That is the bet that has to be wagered. Make sure to go all-in on +600 odds of the jersey sale being north of $700,000. This is a serious keeper.

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