Michael Jordan's 1984 Olympic sneakers to exceed $50,000?

A pair of Converse sneakers worn by Michael Jordan in the 1984 Olympic Games are to cross the block at Grey Flannel Auctions.

The lot is expected to make in excess of $50,000 in the online sale, which will close on June 24.

Jordan Olympic sneakers
The shoes are the last non-Nike trainers Michael Jordan would wear in a competitive game

The US team took gold in the tournament, helped along significantly by Jordan's phenomenal 17.1 point per game average. This would be the last time to date that an amateur US team would secure victory at the Games.

This would also be the last time that Jordan wore a non-Nike shoe during a competitive match.

The shoes are one of two pairs given by Jordan to two ball boys. One pair was worn during the final, but it's unknown which.

The auction house comments: "These sneakers were no doubt worn by Jordan during the Olympic Games, but during which game and in what capacity we may never know.

"We may never fully know which sneakers were worn during the gold medal game — but the possibility certainly exists that these are them. In any case, you will have a truly significant piece of Michael Jordan history."

The record for a pair of Jordan's shoes stands at $104,765, set for the sneakers he wore during his legendary "flu game" in 1997.

The sale includes a wealth of important sports memorabilia, including Lou Boudreau's National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ring.

Richard Russek, president of Grey Flannel Auctions, comments: "This could end up being our best auction ever.

"It's very unusual for an auction of any type to have a true headliner in multiple categories, but this sale has as many as eight that fit that description. Each one is from a different specialty category and has the potential of reaching $100,000."

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