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Game-worn Michael Jordan jersey sold for record $1.38 million

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Game-worn Michael Jordan jersey sold for record $1.38 million

TOP PLAYER. Sporting News named Michael Jordan the NCAA Player of the Year during his 1982-83 season with the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Photo from Heritage Auctions

The North Carolina kit breaks the previous record for a Michael Jordan jersey when a game-worn Bulls uniform from his 1986-87 season got sold for $480,000

A game-worn jersey belonging to Michael Jordan from his sophomore season at the University of North Carolina was sold for a record $1.38 million at Heritage Auctions on Saturday, May 8.

It is the only known jersey photo-matched to Jordan’s 1982-83 season with the North Carolina Tar Heels when he was named Sporting News’ NCAA Player of the Year.

It broke the previous record for a Jordan jersey when a full game-worn Chicago Bulls uniform from his 1986-87 season was sold for $480,000 in October, also at Heritage Auctions.

“As the final price tag proves, this jersey has everything any serious collector could possibly want,” Chris Ivy of Heritage Auctions said.

Jordan, a six-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s, is a Basketball Hall of Famer who owns the Charlotte Hornets. – Rappler.com