Game-worn Michael Jordan 1998 Eastern Conference Finals jersey up for auction

One of the jerseys Michael Jordan wore during his final postseason with the Chicago Bulls is expected to receive a lot of attention when it goes up for auction Monday.

The jersey which Jordan used against the Indiana Pacers in Game 3 and 4 of the 1998 Eastern Conference Finals is going for a whopping $500,000, according to TMZ Sports.

“We expect this to set the all-time record for most valuable Jordan Jersey ever sold,” Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions, told TMZ Sports.

Jordan wore the jersey on May 23 and May 25, 1998, and scored 28 points but the Bulls took two losses, tying the series at 2 games apiece.

However, Chicago ended up winning the series in a nail-biting 7 games.

According to TMZ Sports, the super-rare jersey is about to hit the auction block at Goldin Auctions for a whooping $500,000 sale price which would destroy the record paid for one of Jordan’s jerseys, set last month when a black No. 23 Bulls jersey from the 1996-97 season went for $288,000.

Jordan memorabilia is always highly sought-after, but in the aftermath of The Last Dance, there seems to be increased interest in all things related to His Airness’ time with the Bulls.

This jersey being auctioned may not hold fond memories for Jordan, who shot just 42.9 percent in the two games he wore it. The Bulls lost both contests but would go on to win the series in seven games en route to winning their sixth NBA championship.

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