A jersey worn by Michael Jordan 18 years ago when he helped inspire the Washington Wizards to a record victory over the Boston Celtics has been put up for auction.
The double Olympic gold medallist wore the jersey in the Wizards opening match of the 2002-2003 campaign - his final season in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The then 39-year-old icon scored 21 points, contributed five assists, four rebounds, two steals and a block in just 21 minutes on the court as the Wizards humiliated the Celtics 114-69, the worst defeat in their history.
The home white jersey, which has been photo-matched, was signed on the back in black Sharpie.
It comes with an Upper Deck Authenticated hologram.
Jordan played for the Wizards, the team where he was part-owner, between 2001 and 2003 after coming out of retirement three years after retiring from the Chicago Bulls.
The jersey has been put up for auction by New Jersey-based Lelands Premier Auction as part on an online event that opened on Sunday (November 15) and is due to conclude on December 11.
The starting price is $3,000 (£2,250/€2,500) but Lelands expect the jersey to fetch well into high five-figures, with early bidding already seeing the item reach $12,587 (£9,498/€10,600).
The jersey is one of several Jordan-related items up for auction with Lelands.
They range from a pair of game-worn trainers from the 1988-1989 season when Jordan led the NBA in scoring, averaging 32.5 points per game, with an opening price of $15,000 (£11,000/€12,500), to a Rolex watch he gave as a Christmas present in 1993 to his former security guard John Michael Wozniak and which has so far attracted a bid of $2,924 (£2,206/€2,464).
A Wizards jersey that Jordan wore against Miami Heat in February 2002 is among other items that he gave to Wozniak listed in the auction.
Jordan memorabilia has been a boom industry this year following the broadcasting of The Last Dance co-produced by ESPN Films and Netflix which tells the story of his final season with the Bulls in 1997-1998 when he won his sixth NBA championship title.
A game-worn Jordan jersey from that season sold for $240,000 (£181,000/€202,000) at an auction in August organised by Robert Edwards Auctions.
The same month, a pair of Jordan's Nike trainers sold for a record $615,000 (£465,000/€518,000) at an online auction organised by Christie's and Stadium Goods.
Even Jordan’s old Mercedes which featured in The Last Dance has been auctioned this year, attracting 177 bids before selling for a final figure of $202,000 (£152,000/€170,000).