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Michael Jordan has not played professional basketball in more than 20 years, but his legacy continues to thrive. 

The latest evidence is the upcoming auction of autographed Air Jordan 1s from 1985. These iconic shoes, signed and inscribed by the legend himself, are expected to fetch a considerable amount at auction - making them a true collector's item.

Sotheby's auction

Sotheby's — the famous auction house — is hosting the event. This auction will be a historic moment for Jordan fans and sneakerheads, as it features an autographed pair of Air Jordan 1s from 1985. The pair is a "player sample," which means it is made to be worn by His Airness. It's a rare item and one that has a high level of significance due to its connection to the man himself.

According to Sotheby's, this pair will fetch anywhere between $100,000 to $200,000. Air Jordan 1 collectibles have fetched a pretty penny of late. In 2020, a game-worn and signed pair was bought for over half a million dollars.

Legacy of greatness

The Air Jordan 1s hold a lot of history and significance in the sneaker world. But beyond their place in the shoe game, they also have a deep connection to Michael Jordan himself. When His Airness made his NBA debut in 1984, he was rocking the iconic shoes on the court. Since then, Jordan and the AJ1s have been synonymous with greatness and success.

The upcoming auction is a testament to this success and Michael Jordan's legacy. The opportunity to own an autographed pair of Air Jordan 1s from 1985 is like a dream come true for many fans. After all, it's not every day that one can get their hands on sneakers signed by an NBA legend.