Michael Jordan's game-worn, autographed rookie Air Jordan 1 shoes sell for $420K

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A pair of Michael Jordan's game-worn, autographed rookie basketball shoes, the Air Jordan 1s, sold for $420,000 on Saturday, according to Gray Flannel Auctions.

The final offer was the highest of 16 bids. The shoes were originally worn by Jordan in the 1984-85 season and showcase the black and red Chicago Bulls colors.

The shoes were originally gifted to one of Jordan's close friends, photographer Robert Crawford. The photographer took photos of Jordan at North Carolina and when he saw Crawford at a March 26, 1985 Bulls game against the Pacers, he signed them and gave them to Crawford. Jordan had a stat line of 38 points and nine rebounds in the game.

Michael Jordan’s game-worn autographed Nike Air Jordan 1s
Michael Jordan’s game-worn autographed Nike Air Jordan 1s

The Gray Flannel Auctions listing reads: "From the day the sneaker line launched, Air Jordan's have always represented the pinnacle of sneaker design. The shoes are unmatched when it comes to quality, craftmanship, materials, innovation, performance and style."

"These sneakers launched Nike's legendary Air Jordan line which remains a smashing hit to this day," Grey Flannel Auctions Director of Operations Michael Russek said in a statement.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Michael Jordan's game-worn, rookie Air Jordan 1 shoes sell for $420K