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A Michael Jordan game-worn North Carolina jersey sold for a record $1.38M

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A game-worn jersey of Michael Jordan’s from his days at North Carolina was just sold at an auction for a record price.

Jordan's Tar Heels jersey from the 1982-83 season sold for $1.38 million through Heritage Auctions, according to USA Today. That makes it the highest price someone has paid for a Jordan jersey.

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"As the final price tag proves, this jersey has everything any serious collector could possibly want,” Heritage Auctions director Chris Ivy said, via USA Today.

“It’s got scarcity, it’s one of a kind, it’s photo-matched. It’s a great investment. That’s another angle. … It’s something that you’re investing in. I think this is as solid as it gets.”

That jersey, per the report, is the only known one of its kind that is photo-matched to his Sporting News magazine “Player of the Year” cover photo from that season.

The jersey reportedly sold first at an auction for more than $63,000 in 1999. The previous record for a Jordan jersey, according to USA Today, was set last year when a Chicago Bulls jersey from the 1986-87 season sold for $480,000.

Jordan spent three seasons playing at North Carolina, and won a national title there during the 1981-82 season. He averaged 17.7 points and five rebounds in his career with the Tar Heels.

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