Michael Jordan Signed Authentic 'Player Sample' 1985 Air Jordan 1's with Original Box (Beckett & PSA)

Rookie Signature | Prototype Shoes

  • Lot number 6986853
  • Starting bid $100.00
*Reserve not met

This lot includes a pair of original unworn Nike Air Jordan 1 (Chicago) 'Player Sample' basketball shoes, Size 13 (Left) 13 ½ (Right). The right shoe tongue has been hand-signed by Michael Jordan with a Rookie era signature style (Chicago Bulls, HOF).

Coded 850204-TYPS on the the inside of the tongue. The number 850204 indicates these were made in 1985, between February (02) and April (04). The Acronym TYPS stands for "Tong Yang Player Sample", meaning they were manufactured at the Tong Yang factory as a Player Sample. Being that these are player sample shoes they were made in extremely limited quantities, and were not available to the general public in retail stores.

The sizes of the sneakers being mismatched (13 and 13 ½) is a testament to the authenticity as Jordan wore a slightly larger sneaker on his right foot. The "850204-TYPS" code also aligns with Jordan's rookie season and a narrow window of 'Player Sample' production.

Also included as shown is the original red-and-black Nike shoebox with white and black laces. The box is marked as “4280, Air Jordan, W/BLK/RED” and bears a size “USA 13” label.

The autograph includes an official Beckett Authentication Services hologram and matching LOA as well as an official PSA/DNA Hologram and Matching LOA for authenticity purposes.

Authentication: Beckett LOA & PSA LOA

Due to the uniqueness of each item, please refer to the photos provided in this auction. We offer high resolution images of each item rather than a written description of condition.

This item is being shipped from the Pristine Auction warehouse.