Iconic Michael Jordan sneakers to be auctioned

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Air Jordan sneakers that Michael Jordan famously wore during the 1998 NBA Finals will be auctioned off. Photo credit Sotheby's

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A historic pair of Michael Jordan basketball shoes is heading to the auction block.

They were shoes that carried a legendary pair of feet.

In April, Sotheby's will auction off the Nike Air Jordan 13s that Jordan wore during Game 2 of the 1998 NBA Finals.

"It is a tremendous piece," Stephen Fishler, CEO of Comic Connect, told the WBBM Noon Business Hour.

The shoes are expected to fetch between $2 million-$4 million.

There will be bidders from around the world, Fishler said, because basketball is an international sport and Jordan is a global figure.

"So if there's one player and one set of iconic sneakers that's going to drive the people into the bidding marketplace to get these, it's going to be his sneakers," Fishler said.

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Sotheby's