Michael Jordan’s ‘Tune Squad’ uniform from ‘Space Jam’ is up for auction.
The uniform Michael Jordan wore in Space Jam is being auctioned off and it’s certainly not going cheap. The ‘Tune Squad’ shirt and shorts basketball superstar Jordan wore during the scenes he shot for the animated game between the Looney Tunes and the Monstars in the film is being auctioned online in October.
Michael Jordan and his wife Yvette Prieto at the Derek Jeter Celebrity Invitational in Las Vegas in March 2015.
The uniform is being auctioned on Invaluable.com. The uniform’s worth is estimated between $10,000 and $15,000 with opening bids starting at $10,000. Bidding will begin on 1st October.
The full description on the website reads:
‘Michael Jordan uniform from Space Jam. (Warner Bros., 1996) Screen worn complete basketball uniform including (1) XL AIS brand mesh, red, white and blue-trimmed sports jersey with “Tunesquad” logo on the front and signature number “23” emblazoned on the back and (1) matching pair of size 38 shorts. Worn in the climactic showdown between Michael Jordan’s “Tunesquad” and the “Monstars”. With signs of wear and minor staining. In production used fine condition.’
Jordan starred in the 1996 film Space Jam which was partially shot in live-action but mostly in animation. Jordan played himself in the film which followed the animated Looney Tunes’ kidnapping of him to help them defeat a group of evil cartoons in a basketball game.
The film was a commercial success, making over $230 million at box office, so it’s no surprise there’s been rumblings about a sequel. Earlier this year, Warner Bros renewed the rights for Space Jam so, as Time reports, there is the distinct possibility of a sequel. Further rumours were fuelled when Lebron James partnered up with Warner Brothers and there was speculation James would feature in the sequel.