The jersey worn in the first regular season game by Victor Wembanyama sold for $762,000 at NBA Auctions (Sotheby’s). It was expected to sell for between $80k – $120k. The jersey sold for a record-breaking $762,000. That’s the highest amount ever paid for rookie jersey. The jersey was worn by Wembanyama in the second half of San Antonio’s 126-119 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, on October 25, 2023. Wembanyama finished with a stat line of 15 points, five rebounds, two assists and one block.
NBA Auctions at Sotheby’s: Sotheby’s is proud to be The Official Game Worn Source of the NBA. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Sotheby’s announced a multiyear partnership, making Sotheby’s the Official Game Worn Source of the NBA. The collaboration will provide fans access to purchase a wide-range of iconic game-worn NBA memorabilia.
During 2023-2024 NBA season, the NBA and Sotheby’s will host a variety of auctions that feature your favorite player jerseys, straight off the court, game worn, and available for purchase at Sotheby’s. Kia NBA Tip-Off, NBA All-Star Game, and NBA Finals jerseys are just some of the one-of-a-kind products that will be available through the partnership.
Please check the website regularly, both for updates on upcoming product and auction initiatives, as well as ‘shock drops’ featuring game worn jerseys and other items. NBA Auctions bidders will be invited to exclusive events at Sotheby’s throughout the coming years, including live auctions held at Sotheby’s following the NBA All-Star Game and the NBA Finals.
Jerseys sold through the NBA & Sotheby’s Game Worn Program have been photo-matched by MeiGray.