The Air Jordan 4 is special for many reasons, but one of its historic characteristics of note is that it's the last Air Jordan model of Michael Jordan's first decade in the NBA, the 1980s. Even before the championship dynasty of the Chicago Bulls began, Michael Jordan had established himself as the world’s best player by the end of the '80s with his elite scoring and high-flying athleticism. This very special pair available in the ORIGINAL AIR: Michael Jordan Game-Worn and Player Exclusive Sneaker Rarities auction is one of those exact pairs that Jordan wore on court late in 1989.
These Air Jordan 4s in the “Fire Red” colorway are single signed in blue pen, and game-worn from the famed Chicago Stadium against the Atlanta Hawks on November 28, 1989. In this game, Jordan scored 22 points, dished out 13 assists, and pulled down 9 rebounds in a 113-98 Bulls victory.
The tagging inside each shoe displays the coding for a Michael Jordan game-issued pair from that era.
Included is a letter of authenticity (LOA) from the original owner of the shoes, a relative of a security personnel of the Chicago Stadium who was gifted the shoes. Also included is a ticket from the November 28, 1989 game and a 1989-90 Chicago Bulls game schedule. The signature is authenticated by JSA.