Home Nike shoes Sporting relics of legends like Serena Williams, Derek Jeter and Jackie Robinson will be auctioned in September at Sotheby’s

Sporting relics of legends like Serena Williams, Derek Jeter and Jackie Robinson will be auctioned in September at Sotheby’s


Pieces of sports history will be auctioned off at Sotheby’s New York this fall with “INVICTUS,” an online auction of items tied to sporting titans across fields and eras, including Michael Jordan, Serena Williams, Dennis Rodman and Jackie Robinson.

The two-part sale will go live September 6, beginning at 10 a.m. ET, with a single-lot auction of Michael Jordan’s 1998 NBA Finals Game 1 jersey estimated at $3-5 million. The second part of the sale kicks off half an hour later with 16 items, including a hockey stick that Wayne Gretzky used in his last career game (estimate between $125,000 and $200,000), and the kufi hat boxer and activist Muhammad Ali wore before his “Thrilla in Manila”. fight in 1975, embroidered with his name, which has neither reserve nor estimate.

A Sotheby’s representative was unable to share the provenance of all lots, they confirmed the pieces came from “multiple shippers and not a single collector”.

Nike by Serena Williams, designed by Virgil Abloh. All images courtesy of Sotheby’s.

“Our goal was to host a sports memorabilia sale of champion athletes who not only represent the pinnacle of their respective games, but who are also cultural icons in their own right,” said Brahm Wachter, Head of Streetwear and modern collectibles at Sotheby’s. News regarding the artistic aspect of sports artifacts.

“With its Latin definition as ‘invincible’ and ‘invincible’, we felt the title ‘Invictus’ represented athletes in our sale like Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky and Derek Jeter who are known for their determination and courage – enter in every game feeling invincible,” he added.

Jersey worn by Kobe Bryant on the last opening day of the last player in the NBA (2015-2016 season).

Famous runner Steve Prefontaine’s “personal and used” Nike Oregon Waffle sneakers are headlining the second part of the auction and are estimated between $150,000 and $250,000. Trained by famed University of Oregon track coach and Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, Prefontaine was the first Nike-sponsored runner, “and is credited with launching the brand as a business. of running shoes,” according to a press release. This is the first pair of Prefontaine shoes ever sold publicly.

Other highlights include a jersey that late basketball star Kobe Bryant wore in his final NBA Opening Day game to kick off the 2015-16 season (estimate $120,000-140,000 $). Bidding will close on September 14.

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