Dennis Rodman’s 1997 NBA Finals jersey from Game 6 is up for auction

A historic 1997 NBA Finals Chicago Bulls jersey will be featured in an upcoming Sotheby’s auction.

Dennis Rodman’s autographed in-game jersey from Game 6 of the 1997 Finals will be one of 16 artifacts to be displayed in the second part of Sotheby’s online auction entitled Invictus, with the open auction scheduled for September 6-14 is.

Two weeks ago, Sotheby’s announced Invictus: Part 1, unveiling Michael Jordan’s 1998 ‘Last Dance’ jersey from Game 1 of the Finals as the biggest memorabilia to be featured in the auction.

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Game 6 of the 1997 Finals featured Steve Kerr’s winning shot against the Utah Jazz at the United Center. With 28 seconds left and an 86-point tie, Rodman grabbed the rebound and called a timeout.

Moments later, the Jazz expected Jordan to take one of the last shots in the game, but Jordan passed the ball to Steve Kerr, who was wide open for a 17-foot shot.

Toni Kukoč made a layup to give the Bulls a 90-86 win and their fifth title in franchise history.

“Team-winning jerseys are the rarest of the rare,” said Brahm Wachter, head of streetwear and modern collectibles at Sotheby’s. “When you think of Rodman and everything he contributed to, you know, the 1997 NBA Finals and what a defensive presence he is, it’s really just a special and unique item and we’re thrilled to have it. “

Additionally, Rodman’s record-breaking 1995-96 ’72nd Win’ match-worn and autographed jersey will be featured in the auction.

This was the first season Rodman spent alongside Jordan and the duo won a record 72 games in the regular season.

The Bulls beat the Lakers’ 1972 record for most wins in a single regular season. Rodman wore the iconic red jersey on April 16, 1996 when the Bulls set the record for 70 wins and again five days later when they set the record for 72.

“I think when you think about the great teams of all time, the ’95-96 Bulls are really competitive,” Wachter said. “They really defined what a team can do throughout the season. And that jersey with the 72nd win is just an incredible reminder of that season and what Dennis Rodman brought defensively to the Bulls, which certainly contributed to that incredible chemistry that’s obviously (Scottie) Pippen and Jordan had.”

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