UPDATE: Stadium Goods and Christie's Announce "Original Air: Michael Jordan Game-Worn and Player Exclusive Rarities" Auction

With a portion of proceeds going to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund
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UPDATE 7/23: Christie's has now released the full lot images and information.

Additional pairs in the lot include MJ's signed 1985 Air Jordan 1 Tong Yang Player Sample PE, game worn and signed 1985 Air Jordan 1 "Shattered Backboard," game worn and signed 1989 Air Jordan 4 "Fire Red" PE, 1990 Air Jordan 5 "Fire Red" PE, 1995 Air Jordan 10 Sample Baseball Cleat in black and white, 1995 Air Jordan 10 "Shadow" PE, game worn 1996 Air Jordan 11 "Concord" PE and a pair of 1996 Air Jordan 11 "Bred" PE.

Last summer Stadium Goods teamed up with auction house Sotheby's for a 100-pair sneaker auction that ended with a $850,000 USD closing bid. Now, Stadium Goods has teamed up with auction house Christie's for a new auction.

Called "Original Air: Michael Jordan Game-Worn and Player Exclusive Rarities," the 11-lot sneaker auction features - as you can guess from the name - some of the rarest PE's from MJ's feet. Included in the selection are MJ's PE, game worn 1984 Air Ships, a game worn PE 1992 Air Jordan 7 "Olympic" and practice worn PE 1998 Air Jordan 14 "Chicago" colorway.

The online auction will run from July 30 to August 13 on christies.com/originalair. The full catalog will go live on July 23. If you are in New York, you can see the exhibition in-person via appointment at Christie's New York Gallery from July 23 to August 13. Christie's and Stadium Goods have said they will donate a portion of the proceeds to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Take a look at the three aforementioned sneakers below.

In related news, a pair of autographed Michael Jordan game worn 1985 Air Jordan 1 player samples sold for $560,000 USD back in May, setting the record for most expensive pair of sneakers sold at auction. Will the Air Ships get close?

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