The most expensive high school basketball jersey ever sold at auction doesn’t belong to Michael Jordan. Or LeBron James.
Kobe Bryant? Larry Bird? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? None of the above.
No, the most expensive high school basketball jersey reportedly comes from a man who logged zero NBA minutes in his basketball career: Barack Obama.
The Punahou School jersey of the 44th President of the United States sold for a whopping $192,000 at auction on Friday. According to seller Julien’s Auctions, that sum represents the record for a high school jersey sold at auction.
SOLD for $192,000 The high school basketball jersey worn by Barack Obama, who later became the 44th president of the United States. A new World Record for a high school jersey sold at auction!
Sold today in Day 4 of our “Icons & Idols: Trilogy” auction – Icons & Idols: Sports! pic.twitter.com/MzlwkjVC3T
— Juliens Auctions (@JuliensAuctions) December 4, 2020
The sale appears to break a record previously set by LeBron James, whose St. Vincent-St. Mary’s uniform, the one featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, sold for $187,500 last year.