Michael Jordan Game-Worn, Signed Cleats Sell For A Record Price

Heritage Auctions sold a pair of size 13.5 baseball cleats worn and signed by Michael Jordan when he played for the Chicago White Sox’s minor-league affiliate, the Birmingham Barons.  The total cost: $93,000.  Jordan signed the cleats in bold silver ink.  Legend has it, the shoes were a gift from Michael to a White Sox announcer. The shoes were then obtained at MLB pitcher Jeff Reardon’s Leukemia Charity Golf Tournament in 1995. The shoes come with a handwritten note from Reardon acknowledging the cleats are authentic.  As for the shoes, MJ — whose first love was actually baseball and not basketball — wore them during his short-lived campaign to reach the Major Leagues in 1994.   The Air Jordan Nike cleats have incredible wear, with dirt and scuffs throughout. The Nike logo inside the heel is nearly worn off.

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan