In June of 1991, Michael Jordan and the Bulls won the first of what would eventually be six NBA titles over the next eight years, beating Magic Johnson and the Lakers in five games. Jordan easily took home the Finals MVP Award by averaging 31.2 points per game, 6.6 rebounds, and an incredible 11.4 assists.
It had to be the shoes, right?
Well, probably not, but they couldn’t have hurt. And 25 years later, the shoes he wore for a majority of that series are now being auctioned off, so if you have some money to burn, they can be yours.
The pair of “Black/Infrared” Air Jordan VIs, being auctioned off by Philip Weiss Auctions, were worn by Jordan during games one, two and three of Chicago’s five-game series against the Lakers.
The pair comes autographed and with a certificate of authenticity, according to the auction house. Sports Collectors Digest projects the pair to bring in around $20,000.
That’s quite a bit of cash considering they look like they’ve been through hell and back. Then again, it would be pretty damn awesome to own the shoes that MJ wore when he somehow managed to do this:
It’s worth noting that the expected haul for this pair of Jordan’s is not expected to come anywhere near the price someone paid for his “Flu Game” shoes back in 2013, which went for north of six figures. But perhaps those were in better condition.
Weiss Auctions will begin the bidding for these shoes on Feb. 27.