Michael Jordan’s ‘Flu Game’ Shoes Go For Record High [Photo]
How much would you pay for a piece of basketball history?
Michael Jordan wore the red and black Jordan 12’s when he played his famous “flu game” in Game 5 of the 1995 Finals.
They were auctioned from Grey Flannel Auctions and someone paid $104,765 to own the shoes worn and signed from Jordan himself.
ESPN had bigger details of the auction.
The shoes, brought to the market by Grey Flannel Auctions and consigned by former Utah Jazz ballboy Preston Truman, were worn by Jordan during Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals in which Jordan scored 38 points for the Chicago Bulls despite laboring up and down the court from feeling sick that day.
The identity of the winning bidder was not immediately made public, but the amount paid blew away the previous record paid for a pair of game-used shoes, which were also worn by Jordan. A collector paid $31,070 just last month for a pair of that Jordan wore in his rookie season.
Truman was able to secure the shoes, after developing a relationship with Jordan, which started when he says he one day fetched Jordan’s traditional pregame applesauce during the 1996-97 season.
Take a look at the shoes below.