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Circa 1990 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Signed Game-Used Sneakers - Unrivaled Documented Provenance
Starting Bid - $1,000.00 , Sold For - $3,231.25
Offered here is perhaps the finest documented pair of Michael Jordan game-used sneakers in the entire collecting world. This pair of Nike "Air Jordan V" sneakers, dating from the early 1990s, was personally given by Jordan to longtime Chicago Bulls team statistician Bob Rosenberg (1966-present) and is accompanied by a signed LOA from Rosenberg, on his personal team stationery, that reads "Michael Jordan gave me these game used autograph Nike shoes." Additionally, each shoe has been inscribed by Jordan, "To Bob - Michael Jordan," in black marker (each grading "8/9") along the outer side-portion of the heel. Michael Jordan gave these shoes to Bob Rosenberg in appreciation for a set of scrapbooks Rosenberg meticulously compiled documenting each season for the Jordan family. Bob Rosenberg is considered the "Iron Man" of team scorers. Since the Bulls inaugural season of 1966, he has never missed a Bulls game. Rosenberg has officially scored every shot taken by the Chicago Bulls for the entire team history. He has never missed one game, or one shot, and is probably the only man to witness every single game played by Jordan as a member of the Bulls. As a well-respected member of the Chicago Bulls organization, Bob Rosenberg has also received six Chicago Bulls World Championship rings. Each of the size 13 white sneakers features Jordan's uniform number ("23") factory embroidered in red along the outer side. The sneakers display heavy wear, including a number of scuff marks. Nike "Air Jordan V" sneakers were first manufactured in 1990, thus dating these shoes to that approximate time period. This is an extraordinary pair of Michael Jordan signed sneakers with an unheard-of ideal provenance, presented as a token of thanks personally by Michael Jordan to one of the most highly respected and permanent nonplayer members of the Bulls organization. These sneakers have been consigned to this auction directly from the personal collection/inventory of world-renowned bat and jersey authenticators David Bushing and/or Troy Kinunen. LOAs from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS and James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $3,231.25
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