Originally starred in the 1996 movie Space Jam, this auction coincides with the recent launch of the movie Space Jam: A New Legacy
July 20, 2021: Coinciding with the release of the sequel of Space Jam, Sotheby’s is offering Michael Jordan signed ‘Player Sample’ Deadstock Air Jordan ‘Space Jam’ sneakers in a single-lot, online auction.
These are one of the rarest, most-coveted Air Jordans which were created in 1995 for the smash hit film released in 1996, Space Jam. They are also one of the few handful known to exist. This pair was made according to Michael Jordan’s specifications, and are the same model that he wore throughout the famous finale basketball game in the movie.
The pair is estimated to fetch bids as high as US$ 150,000 to 200,000 and would be offered in a custom designed wood and velvet box. On public view in Sotheby’s Avenue galleries from July 15 to 26, this pair is in perfect deadstock condition and never-been-used before, and are a ‘Player Exclusive’.
This colorway was exclusively produced for Mr. Jordan and not sold in retail stores. The coding on the interior states ‘BBMN04-950112-FTPS’. BBM means ‘Basketball Mens’ and “950112-FTPS” indicates the production date of 1995. “FTPS” means that they are made out of the Feng Tay factory, and are Player Samples. This pair of shoes are in Michael Jordan’s Air Jordan 11 size 13, and have been signed by him in silver ink.
Designed by the legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, the patent leather on the uppers of the shoe also allowed Mr. Jordan to wear these sneakers with a suit.