Lot # 536: SPECTACULAR GROUP OF (4) DIFFERENT PAIRS OF 1988 THROUGH 1993 MICHAEL JORDAN DUAL-SIGNED NIKE AIR JORDAN GAME WORN SHOES WITH DETERIORATED SOLES (HOLLYWOOD AGENT COLLECTION)

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Item was in Auction "Winter Premier Auction 2017",
which ran from 1/4/2017 1:00 PM to
1/21/2017 8:00 PM



Whether you are Michael Jordan collector, Bulls fan, or “Sneakerhead,” here’s something to salivate over: four (4) pairs of 1988 through 1993 game-used and dual-signed Air Jordan sneakers worn and autographed by “His Airness” himself during his reign in Chicago. They come directly from the personal collection of a longtime Hollywood agent who attended many games at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, CA, and acquired a few, if not all, of these pairs straight from MJ after a Bulls-Lakers game. The only catch is that all four pairs have deteriorating soles due to adverse temperature/storage conditions, causing the delicate cushioning material Nike used at that time in the midsoles to disintegrate. All should be able to be professionally restored. Represented are the third, fourth, sixth and eighth editions of Air Jordans in the iconic series, stretching from MJ’s first MVP season of 1988 to the Bull's initial "Three-Peat" trump in 1993.

Air Jordan III. Released to the public in 1988, this was the pair Mars Blackman (Spike Lee) referred to with his famous line “It’s gotta be the shoes!” in Nike’s first Air Jordan commercial. It was also the first Air Jordan creation from legendary designer Tinker Hatfield, who replaced the wings logo on the tongues with the “Jumpman” logo and added a never-before-seen air pocket in the midsole. The full-grain leather uppers were another first, allowing MJ to break in new pair right away and change shoes every game if he wanted. Michael wore the AJ-III in various colorways. This offered pair is white with red trim on the heels and a gray interior. He wore a slightly different colorway (no red on heels) when he won the 1988 Slam Dunk Title with the famous dunk from the free-throw line. They come in size 13 with their original laces and insoles, and are properly tagged “880607 FT1” on the interior. Game wear is evident. Almost the entire midsole cushioning has disintegrated, but outsoles are still intact from front. Jordan has signed both outer ankles in 9/10 blue ballpoint pen. Two LOA's from PSA/DNA.

Air Jordan IV. Released to the public in 1989 and again the work of Hatfield, this pair saw action during MJ’s outstanding 1988-89 season in which he won his third straight scoring title and hit one of the most amazing clutch shots of his young career—the hanging, buzzer-beating jumper over Craig Ehlo to beat the Cavs in the playoffs, better known as “The Shot.” Some new features on the AJ-IV were the nubuck material on the uppers and heels, plastic grids, and mesh to breathe easier. On the now-padded tongues, “Flight” was stamped on the outside with “Air Jordan” on the inside. This more traditional (albeit most popular) white colorway comes in size 13 with its original laces and insoles, and is properly tagged “890204 FT2” on the interior. Game wear is evident throughout. Most of the midsole cushioning has disintegrated, but the outsoles are still intact from front. Jordan has signed both outer ankles in 8-9/10 blue ballpoint pen. Two LOA's from PSA/DNA.

Air Jordan VI. Released to the public in 1991 and another Hatfield design, this pair hails from Jordan’s second MVP season in which he led the Bulls to their first NBA championship and was named Finals MVP. Some unique features on the AJ-VI were the clean toe caps, rubber tongues with finger loops, lace locks, plastic heel tabs and inner sock sleeves. Michael wore the AJ-VI in four colorways. This rarer white leather version with black tongues and blue trim comes in size 13 with its original laces and insoles. Jerry Seinfeld wore a similar AJ-VI colorway on episodes of Seinfeld. In addition, MJ may have worn this off-Bulls colorway in the offseason for a charity or UNC alumni/reunion game. (He played in a few Magic Johnson Midsummer’s Night Charity games held at the Forum, according to the consignor). The shoes are properly tagged “910406 T3” on the interior. Game wear is evident throughout. Almost all midsole cushioning has disintegrated, but the outsoles are still intact from front. Jordan has signed both outer back lower ankles in 8/10 black ballpoint pen. Two LOA's from PSA/DNA.

Air Jordan VIII. Released to the public in 1993, this pair saw action during another incredible 1992-93 campaign in which Jordan won his 7th straight scoring title and led the Bulls to their third straight NBA title. Unique features to the high-top cut included a color splash (red, white, black, gray) on the outsole, lockdown straps stamped with “23”, a thick inner-body sock and a carpet-like Jumpman logo on the tongues. This white colorway comes in size 13 with its original laces and insoles, and is properly tagged “920911 FT2” on the interior. Game wear is evident throughout. Much of the midsole cushioning has disintegrated, but the outsoles are still intact from mid-front. Jordan has signed both toes in 9/10 black marker. Two LOA's from PSA/DNA.

Lot includes 8 full LOAs from PSA/DNA, one for each shoe.

Provenance: This lot originates from a gentleman who has enjoyed a long and successful career in Hollywood as an agent for many well-known athletes and entertainers. His professional and personal network enabled him to amass a significant collection of memorabilia, nearly all of which was given to him directly from the athletes and entertainers themselves. Each of these pairs is being introduced to the marketplace for the first time. While our consignor remains anonymous, SCP Auctions will issue an LOA for each pair attesting to its player-direct provenance.