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Former Bulls star Michael Jordan. (Reuters)

London – A pair of game-worn Michael Jordan sneakers sold at auction for $190,373, setting a record for game-used shoes.

The Converse shoes were said to be used by the NBA legend in the gold medal game against Spain in the 1984 Olympics, according to ESPN.

Dan Imler, vice president of SCP Auctions said the record-shattering price proves that Michael Jordan has no equal in the marketplace for game-used basketball memorabilia.

The sold shoes feature the legend’s autograph. They are considered the last pair Jordan wore in a game as an amateur and also the last time he wore Converse in an official game. Jordan scored 20 points in the 96-65 win over Spain on August 10, 1984.

According to ESPN, the previous record for a pair of game-used sneakers sold at auction was for the ones Jordan wore in Game Five of the 1997 NBA Finals. Those sneakers sold for $104,765 in 2013.

That game was played 20 years ago with Jordan battling through flu-like symptoms to score 38 points in the Bulls’ win over the Jazz.