Michael Jordan’s 1983 Pan American Games Sneakers Are up for Auction
Before stepping into his future sneaker dynasty with Nike, basketball legend, Michael Jordan showcased an impressive array of iconic footwear, from adidas to, most notably, the Converse All-Star.
After forty great years, the latter is ready to command the spotlight at a highly-anticipated auction, triggering a wave of nostalgia around Jordan's inaugural global showing that captivated fans worldwide.
Deemed one of the greatest, if not the pinnacle, collegiate basketball players of his time, Michael Jordan solidified his athletic prowess on the global stage at the 1983 Pan American games. It was here that he secured his first gold medal with Team USA, contributing an impressive average of 17.3 points per game. Crucially, it was the Converse All-Star that graced his feet during these historic games - the very pair that is set to go under the hammer.
This unique pair of sneakers comes with an affirmation of authenticity from the Team USA men’s graduate assistant coach, adding even more value to the already significant piece of sports memorabilia. The game-worn Converse All-Star features a no-nonsense white leather build, contrasted by navy blue accents on the heel and the distinctive Star Chevron logo, a trademark of the Converse brand, adorning the side.
The auction opened at a formidable $10,000 USD and has already reached a current bid of $16,106. The item will remain active until June 11th.
Those who wish to become a part of this remarkable piece of basketball history are invited to place their bid at GreyFlannelAuctions.com.