Today Heritage Auctions has launched its new “Heroes of Sport” auction, presenting coveted memorabilia from various iconic athletes throughout history, spanning multiple sports. Highlighting the project is a pair of Michael Jordan game-worn Air Jordan 1s, featuring custom ankle straps to aid his return to the game after suffering a foot injury in his second season.
The unique variation of the classic Air Jordan 1 – worn in 1987 – was designed to rehabilitate Michael following a foot injury sustained early in his sophomore campaign. The left shoe is a size 13 and the right a 13.5, and they are expected to go for over $20,000 USD.
Other standout NBA items from the auction include a 1971 Lew Alcindor game-worn Milwaukee Bucks jersey, a 1960 Bill Russell game-worn NBA All-Star Eastern Conference jersey, and a 1965-1966 Wilt Chamberlain-signed game-worn 76ers jersey.
The auction is now open for bidding through Heritage.
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