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Original Air: Michael Jordan Game-Worn and Player Exclusive Sneaker Rarities
Online 30 July - 13 August 2020

The Air Jordan 1 TYPS (Tong Yang Player Sample) PE is a Michael Jordan player exclusive (PE) that has been adjusted to his exact specifications. Differing from the retail version of the Air Jordan 1, Jordan’s PE included a lowered and adjusted collar and size US 13 left shoe and US 13.5 right shoe – modifications for his comfort.

Designed by Peter Moore, the name “Air Jordan” was coined by Michael Jordan’s agent David Falk. At the time, Nike had just developed its new Air cushioning technology, and Michael Jordan plays basketball “in the air.”

Within minutes of Falk pitching the “Air Jordan” brand name, designer Peter Moore sketched the famous winged Air Jordan logo, and the rest is history. Jordan Brand now generates over $3 billion annually in sales. 

This Air Jordan 1 TYPS in the classic “Chicago” colorway is in mint condition and has a signature on the inner left collar circa 1986-87. The signature is authenticated by JSA and a Letter of Authenticity is included.

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