In celebration of the release of Space Jam: A New Legacy last Friday, a player sample of the Air Jordan 11 Space Jam is up for auction at Sotheby’s and is expected to sell between $150,000 to $200,000. The sneaker is advertised as being in deadstock condition and autographed in silver ink on the left shoe. “These sneakers, in deadstock condition, are perhaps one of the rarest Air Jordan pairs in existence,” the catalog note for the item reads. “Created for the iconic 1996 smash hit, Space Jam, the sneakers presented are perhaps one of the most coveted by collectors worldwide, with only a handful of pairs in private collections.”
Created in 1995, the Air Jordan 11 Space Jam are a size 13, made to Jordan’s specifications, and are the same model that his Airness wore throughout the famous final basketball game in Space Jam. The player sample comes in a custom wood box with Space Jam and Tune Squad logos etched in laser on the lid of the box with a burgundy velvet liner. This rare pair of sneakers will be on public view in Sotheby’s York Avenue galleries in Manhattan from July 15th – July 26th, with the auction closing on the 26th.
For another recent Michael Jordan auction item, check out Michael Jordan’s 1984 Olympic Trials Basketball Shoes Heading To Auction.