“Rare Michael Jordan sneakers on sale for $1 million price tag”: Unworn 1985 Air Jordan 1 shoes autographed by the Bulls legend listed on eBay

Amulya Shekhar
|Published 09/02/2021

An unworn pair of the 1985 Air Jordan 1 shoe, autographed by Michael Jordan as a rookie, is for sale at an asking price of $1 million USD.

Collectibles for MJ items have been peaking in value of late. A pair of 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie cards recently sold for $738k each. These cards were rated at a perfect Gem Mint 10, but the jump in value of the cards was astounding. They gained over $500k within a month of resale from a December auction.

Last week, a Mint 7 Jordan card sold for nearly $1.5 million. It features a clear signature and a piece of the jersey Michael Jordan wore during the 1992 NBA All-Star game.

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Details of this rare Air Jordan 1 sneaker up for sale on Ebay

Original Air Jordan 1 sneakers from 1985 have become scarce in the sneaker world. Hypebeast reports that there are only 15 to 20 ‘deadstock’ (unworn and unopened) pairs of the shoes available from this early SKU of the most iconic piece of streetwear in urban legend.

The shoe features an “850204 TYPS” label, where the PS stands for the “player sample”. This is suggestive of the notion that these sneakers were personally designed for Michael Jordan himself. The pair is reportedly a mismatched one, with one at size 13 and the other at 13.5 – although this is unconfirmed.

The shoe is in the ‘Chicago White’ colorway of the Air Jordan 1, which is among its most popular looks. You can find the link for the listed shoe here.

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Air Jordan 1 shoes are by far the most copped sneakers in the history of shoewear. This colorway is among the most iconic ones for the shoe. It was conceived by Tinker Hatfield for Jordan as a rookie. The other very famous colorway of the Air Jordan 1 shoe is the Royal Blue, which Michael himself liked to wear in public.

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Amulya Shekhar

Amulya Shekhar

Amulya Shekhar is a sports junkie who thrives on the thrills and frills of live sports action across basketball, football (the American variant works too), parkour, adventure sports. He believes sports connect us to our best selves, and he hopes to help people experience sports more holistically.

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