A pair of sneakers worn by Michael Jordan during his rookie season have sold for $1.472 million during an auction.
High-end card collector Nick Fiorella was the winner of the auction that was held Sunday in Las Vegas. The purchase is the new record for the most expensive game-worn footwear.
Air Jordan wore the sneaker during his fifth NBA game, which saw him register 17 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists against the Denver Nuggets, ESPN reports.
The sneaker is Nike Air Ships, designed by sneaker icon Bruce Kilgore who created the Nike Air Force 1 and the Air Jordan II.
“From the moment news broke of these sneakers, it generated huge [buzz],” Brahm Wacter, head of Sotheby’s streetwear and modern collectibles divisions said. “This exceptional result for the Jordan Nike Air Ships speaks not only to the strength of the collectibles market but also to the esteem with which Michael Jordan’s items and the Jordan franchise are held.”