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LAST DANCE: Michael Jordan 1998 NBA Finals Jersey Auctioned For Record $10.1M

The Chicago Bulls jersey Michael Jordan wore during Game 1 of the 1998 NBA Finals has sold for $10.1 million at Sotheby’s this week, the auction house announced.

The bidding, which went on from Sept. 6-14 and surpassed the $3-5 million estimated when the auction was first announced.

This jersey is now the most expensive game-worn sports memorabilia ever surpassing the $9.28 million Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God” jersey from the 1986 World Cup sold for in May.

The auction website described the jersey as being “in excellent condition consistent with use.” It comes with a photo-matching certificate from The MeiGray Group, as well as a graded copy of a June 1998 Sports Illustrated, which features Jordan wearing the jersey on the cover.

It’s been quite the summer for sports memorabilia. Last month, a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card with a 9.5 grade from grader SGC was sold for a record $12.6 million — the most ever paid for a sports item, card or memorabilia.