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1985 Michael Jordan AJ1 Player Exclusive “TYPS”
The Original Air Jordan 1 in Deadstock Condition with a Rookie Signature.
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Since the inception of the Air Jordan collection in 1985, the shoe has become a canonical Nike shoe with incredible staying power. After the public saw Michael Jordan wear the original Chicago colorway onto the court, a feeding frenzy for the sneaker erupted. When they were first released, the Air Jordan hype was so extreme that the first resellers in sneaker history were born — flipping $65 Air Jordans for $100 on the street. Immense success for the shoe has solidified its position as a fashion and cultural staple


But the sneaker that Jordan wore in games was not the same as the one sold in stores. Jordan’s in-game shoes had a collar height between the publicly-available OG High and the Low versions, and the player’s shoes were two different sizes: the left shoe a 13 and the right a 13.5. The Air Jordan 1 game shoes with these specifications have been nicknamed the Tong Yang Player Sample (TYPS), distributed only to Jordan himself in the mid-1980s. 


We have collected a pair of these history-steeped sneakers, complete with an era-correct signature on the left shoe. This shoe was the blueprint for the success that followed for the Jordan Brand. While Nike’s sales goal for the Jordan line was $3 million over the first three years, Jordan went on to generate $126 million in sales in 1985 alone. Since then — and despite Jordan having been out of the game for 16 years — the Nike Jordan partnership has generated more sales than the signature line of every other current NBA player combined


Our pair of sample sneakers are in deadstock condition, which is rare given the minimal number of samples that were created during Jordan’s rookie season. This shoe is a jewel of any Jordan fan’s collection, given its rich history going back all the way to the inception of this legendary silhouette. 


Cultural Significance
The Air Jordan 1 TYPS is the first shoe that people began to associate with Michael Jordan, which in turn sparked ground-breaking popularity for the Air Jordan 1 sneakers.
MJ Rookie Signature
The shoes feature a rookie (circa 1986) signature on the left shoe. Finding a shoe with a clear signature from the same time period as its creation adds to collectibility and value.
Scarcity
We estimate that there around 15-20 pairs of DS AJ1 TYPS in circulation. There are only two publicly verified pairs that are in deadstock condition and include an accurate signature. This is one of them.
Customized for MJ
Unlike the retail version of the 1985 Air Jordan 1, the TYPS includes Jordan’s preferred specifications, including mismatched sizing (a 13 left shoe and 13.5 right shoe) and an adjusted and lowered back collar.
Record-Breaking Sales
The market for MJ memorabilia has been on the rise this year. There were 2 record-breaking sales of Michael Jordan sneakers this year - a game-worn pair of the TYPS sold for $560k and the "Shattered Backboard" pair sold for $615k.
Player
Michael Jordan
Release Date
1985 (Player Exclusive)
Brand
Nike, Air Jordan
Size
13/13.5
Colorway
Chicago
Style Code
850204-TYPS
Original Box and Accessories
Original Laces, No Box
Condition
Deadstock, Signed.
Acquired From
Christie's
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