Some rich person just coughed up an unprecedented amount of money to cop a rare Michael Jordan jersey — unloading over $10 MILLION to acquire some of His Airness’ former threads!!
The MJ jersey — one that the Chicago Bulls legend wore during Game 1 of the 1998 NBA Finals — went up for auction on Sept. 6 … and TMZ Sports has learned the gavel officially came down on the sale on Wednesday for a staggering $10,091,000.
The number is shocking — considering experts at Sotheby’s, which hosted the auction, initially predicted it would sell for around $3 million.
The eight-figure price tag, according to Sotheby’s, set multiple records — including most ever for a basketball jersey at auction, most ever for any game-worn sports memorabilia, and most ever paid for an MJ item.