A game-worn jersey belonging to Michael Jordan from his 1982-83 championship season at the University of North Carolina sold for $1.38 million Saturday, making it the most expensive Jordan jersey sale ever.
The previous record had been set in October when a No. 23 Chicago Bulls jersey from 1986-87 went for $480,000 through Heritage Auctions, which also auctioned theNorth Carolina jersey.
"As the final price tag proves," Heritage director of sport auctions Chris Ivy said, "this jersey has everything any serious collector could possibly want."
This Jordan jersey is the only known jersey photo-matched to his "Player of the Year" cover photo on The Sporting News, according to Heritage. He wore it during a game against Stanford during the Stanford Invitational Tournament.
The jersey first sold at auction in 1999 for $63,500.
Former North Carolina Tar Heels great Michael Jordan during a half time announcement that Jordan's Jumpman Brand is teaming up with Carolina Football. (Photo: Bob Donnan, USA TODAY Sports)
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