With Michael Jordan’s jersey on sale, what are the priciest bits of sporting memorabilia ever sold?

Michael Jordan’s iconic Chicago Bulls #23 jersey from Game 1 of the basketball legend’s sixth NBA championship in 1998 goes on sale next month.

It was Jordan’s last season with the Bulls and the jersey went up for sale at Sotheby’s online auction, which opens in September.

Experts have estimated that the kit will fetch between £3m and £5m and will be on sale until September 14.

Sportsmail below dives deep into the most expensive sporting memorabilia in the run-up to Jordan’s iconic kit sale next month.

Michael Jordan's iconic 1998 Chicago Bulls jersey was auctioned off in September

Michael Jordan’s iconic 1998 Chicago Bulls jersey was auctioned off in September

The estimated price of the shirt (pictured) is between £2million and £4million for next month's sale

The estimated price of the shirt (pictured) is between £2million and £4million for next month’s sale

Diego Maradona ‘The Hand of God’ & ‘Goal of the Century’ World Cup Match Worn Shirt (£7.1m)

The shirt worn by Diego Maradona during his performance against England in the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup was auctioned in May 2022 for £7.1million.

The Argentine scored an infamous brace with a goal from ‘The Hand of God’ in which he smashed the ball past Peter Shilton and the ‘Goal of the Century’ as he dribbled past six England players before completing.

The shirt was sold by former Nottingham Forest defender Steve Hodge, who swapped shirts with Maradona full-time.

The number 10 shirt has been in the National Football Museum in Manchester for the last 20 years but was sold at a Sotheby’s auction in May.

Diego Maradona's shirt from the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals has sold at auction for £7.1million

Diego Maradona’s shirt from the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals has sold at auction for £7.1million

Original Olympic Games Manifesto (£7m)

In December 2019, the original copy of Pierre de Coubertin’s 1892 speech, in which he outlined his vision for a modern renaissance of the Olympic Games, sold for a whopping £7million.

The 14-page document, signed by Coubertin, set the world record for sports memorabilia auction fee at the time of its sale.

Coubertin gave the speech to a large audience at the Sorbonne to mark the fifth anniversary of the French Athletics Federation in 1892.

Spectators gather at the Athens Olympic Stadium in 1986 for the first version of Modern Games

Spectators gather at the Athens Olympic Stadium in 1986 for the first version of Modern Games

The French aristocrat was a great advocate of modern athletics and his speech successfully changed the direction of international athletics.

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Two years after the speech, Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee and the modern Olympic Games were established in Athens in 1896.

A copy of the manuscript was on display at Copenhagen City Hall during the 2009 Olympic Congress, however the auction marked the first time the document was on public display.

T206 Honus Wagner 1909 Baseball Card (£5.4m)

A T206 Honus Wagner baseball card was sold in August 2021 for £5.4 million, breaking the previous record for best-selling sports card of all time.

The card features Pittsburgh Pirates baseball player Honus Wagner, nicknamed “The Flying Dutchman”. Wagner is considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time.

The card was manufactured by the American Tobacco Company from 1909 to 1911. Wagner ceased production of the card, which meant that only a very small number of cards were distributed to the public.

Honus Wagner is widely regarded as one of the greatest baseball players of all time

Honus Wagner is widely regarded as one of the greatest baseball players of all time

Babe Ruth 1928-1930 Jersey (£4.4m)

A jersey worn by legendary baseball player Babe Ruth sold for £4.4million at an auction in New York in 2019.

The shirt was worn by Ruth between 1928 and 1930, during which time he was establishing himself as one of the most successful baseball players in history.

Ruth played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball and won seven World Series during his glittering career.

Topps Mickey Mantle 1952 Baseball Card (£4.2m)

A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card sold for £4.2million in January 2021, becoming the most expensive sports card at the time.

A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card was auctioned in January 2021 for £4.2million

A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card was auctioned in January 2021 for £4.2million

Mantle was a 1956 Triple Crown winner, a three-time American League MVP, and a seven-time World Series champion.

The Major League Baseball Hall of Famer played his entire 18-year career with the New York Yankees.

2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Rookie Parallel LeBron James (£4.2m)

A 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite LeBron James card set the record for most expensive basketball card ever in April 2021.

There are 23 copies of the card, reflecting James’ jersey number. This special card was from 23.07. and was sold via a private sale at PWCC.

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James is a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in NBA history.

2003-04 Upper Deck The exquisite LeBron James card is the most expensive basketball card of all time

2003-04 Upper Deck The exquisite LeBron James card is the most expensive basketball card of all time

The 37-year-old has won four NBA championships, four MVP awards, three All-Star MVP awards and two Olympic gold medals.

Babe Ruth 1920 Jersey (£3.6m)

The second memento on this list associated with legendary baseball player Ruth – the baseball player’s jersey from 1920.

The item was sold to Lelands.com, a memorabilia auction site, by SCP Auctions of California. The play is reportedly living in the home of a private Lelands.com client.

The jersey dates from Ruth’s first season with the New York Yankees in 1920 after being sold by the Boston Red Sox.

The jersey was on display at the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum in Baltimore but became one of the best-selling sports memorabilia of 2012.

James Naismith’s Rules of Basketball 1891 (£3.5m)

James Naismith’s 13 Rules of Basketball sold for £3.5million in 2010 and is considered one of the most important manuscripts in the history of basketball.

James Naismith's manuscript of The 13 Rules of Basketball sold for £3.5million in 2010

James Naismith’s manuscript of The 13 Rules of Basketball sold for £3.5million in 2010

The 119-year-old document was written in the winter of 1891 by the inventor of the sport, Naismith.

Naismith wrote the 13 Rules while he was a physical education teacher at the Christian Association to develop a new indoor sport for his class.

Proceeds from sales were donated to the Naismith Basketball Foundation.

Daniel Lucius Adams’ Rule of Baseball (£2.6m)

Daniel Lucius Adams is one of baseball’s key founders and a document he wrote dealing with the laws of the sport has been sold at auction for £2.6million.

The manuscript is titled “Laws of Base Ball” and was sold at SCP auctions in 2016.

Adams wrote the rules while he was president of the New York Knickerbockers in 1857. The document was used by 14 New York-based baseball teams to create a one-page rule book for the sport.

Top 10 Most Expensive Football Memorabilia

1. Diego Maradona ‘The Hand of God’ & ‘Goal of the Century’ World Cup Match Worn Shirt Shirt £7.1m

2. Sheffield Football Club Rules, Regulations & Laws Rulebook £1.2 million

3. FA Cup Trophy £760,000

4. Replica Jules Rimet Trophy £286,000

5. Nobby Stiles’ World Championships Medal 1996 Medal £213,000

6. Alan Ball’s World Championships Medal 1966 Medal £188,000

7. Pele’s 1970 World Cup Final Shirt 2nd Half Shirt £157,000

8. George Best’s 1968 European Cup Medal £155,000

9. Gordon Banks’ World Championship Medal 1966 Medal £139,000

10. Sir Geoff Hurst 1966 World Cup shirt £106,000

And what about football?

After Maradona’s matchworn shirt, Sheffield Football Club’s Sporting Rules are the second most expensive football memorabilia – sold for £1.2million.

The document was the only known copy of the 1958 rules and was sold by Sotheby’s to raise funds for Sheffield Football Club’s new facilities.

The second edition of the FA Cup trophy has been bought by Manchester City boss Sheikh Mansour for £760,000.

Sheikh Mansour acquired the trophy from West Ham United co-owner David Gold and donated the silverware to the National Football Museum.

The trophy was the first major honor won by City after defeating Bolton Wanderers in the 1904 FA Cup Final.

Finally, Pele’s match-worn shirt from Brazil’s 1970 World Cup final broke the world record for a football shirt when it grossed £157,000 in 2002.

The number 10 shirt was worn by former Italy international Roberto Rosato, who swapped shirts with Pele after the final whistle.

Pele scored the opening goal in the Selecao’s 4-1 win over Italy, which was watched by 107,000 spectators at Azteca Stadium in Mexico.

Experts had predicted the shirt would sell for between £30,000 and £50,000 but the anonymous phone shopper fought off stiff competition to snag the short-sleeved shirt.

The purchase surpassed the previous record £91,750 for the shirt worn by hat-trick hero Geoff Hurst in England’s defeat by West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final.

Pele scored the opening goal in Brazil's 1970 World Cup final at Azteca Stadium

Pele scored the opening goal in Brazil’s 1970 World Cup final at Azteca Stadium

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