World records for Michael Jordan and Barack Obama: jerseys auctioned for crazy sums!
Los Angeles, California - The old jerseys of sports icons are popular with fans and bring in a lot of money. Billionaire basketball legend Michael Jordan has now broken records with one of his jerseys.
The 1984 Chicago Bulls jersey with the number 23 was auctioned on Friday for $320,000.
According to the auction house, Julien's Auctions, this is a world-record amount for a Jordan jersey.
Another basketball jersey became a highlight of the auction, which featured more than 500 sports memorabilia. This particular item didn't belong to a pro athlete: it was the high-school uniform of former president Barack Obama.
Funnily enough, Obama's jersey also featured the number 23. That the two shared a number is fitting, as Obama has long been a fan of Jordan. In 2016, he presented the basketball legend the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Obama's white-blue jersey is from the 1979 season of the Punahou High School basketball team in Hawaii. The sale brought in $192,000 – a world record for a high-school jersey.
Other sports relics auctioned for outrageous sums
Two pieces of sports clothing, one from NBA superstar LeBron James and another from former football quarterback Colin Kaepernick, sold for $128,000 each. A jersey from basketball star Kobe Bryant, who died in a tragic accident last January, went for more than $38,000.
A torch from the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles brought in more than $22,000.
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