Revealed: LeBron James’ historic high school shoes are set to be auctioned and could fetch a staggering $200,000… as collectors try to get their hands on the ‘Jumpman Swifts’ that helped the NBA legend win a state title his freshman year in Ohio
Special shoes from a special NBA player are being put up for auction – and the price tag can reach six figures.
A pair of Jordan Jumpman Swift 6s worn by freshman LeBron James has been up for sale through Heritage Auctions for several weeks.
These are the shoes that James wore on the court as St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio won the state title in his first year.
Heritage Auctions is putting up one of the earliest pieces of LeBron James game gear
These Jordan Jumpman Swift 6 shoes were worn by James in his first state title campaign in Ohio
The shoes were a gift to James’ father Eddie Jackson in 2000 – and were verified by Jackson through the auction house.
This item is signed by James and inscribed with the number ’23’ as well as the phrase ‘1999-2000 State Champs’.
‘The 1999-2000 season was LeBron’s freshman year and his first State title. LeBron’s performance in the championship game, with 25 points and 9 rebounds en route to victory, earned him national attention for the first time,’ Jackson’s source said.
‘Accompanied by the shoe and this letter is an original photo of LeBron playing in the championship game with the shoe on, as well as the original box for the shoe. LeBron gave me these shoes after the championship match and he signed them for me.’
These shoes are autographed by James and come with the original box and photos of James
This size 14 shoe is believed to be the earliest known game wear from James, according to Heritage.
Heritage is also placing a price estimate of $200,000 or more on this item – which won’t come close to some other James memorabilia from past auctions.
An unsigned, game-worn jersey from the 2020-21 All-Star game was purchased for $250,140 in March of 2021.
There are even trading cards of James that far exceed that number – with a 2003 Upper Deck rookie patch card previously sold for $5.2million.
Heritage Auctions believes these shoes will fetch at least $200,000 when they are sold