6/11/1997 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Game 5 of the ’97 NBA Finals “Flu Game” Game-Used & Auto’ed Sneakers (UPDATE)

Incredible 38 Point Performance • Finals MVP • Ball Boy LOA • Photos of Jordan Signing

One of the signature moments of Jordan’s second act with the Bulls was his performance in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, often referred to as The Flu Game…

ESPN’s Mint Condition, a weekly sports memorabilia show that airs on ESPN.com, aired an episode today featuring a segment on Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls Game 5 of the ’97 NBA Finals “Flu Game” Game-Used & Autographed Sneakers currently up for bid in our December 11th Holiday Catalog.

Michele Steele talks with our consignor about why he choose to place the sneakers up for sale and the incredible story behind how he acquired them….

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2013 Holiday Catalog Auction Previews

Contact us today to add your collectibles to this already stellar lineup

We are now accepting consignments for our final catalog of 2013. Don’t risk getting shut out of this power-packed sale. Generous cash advances are readily available towards your Premier consignments and collections.

If you have ever considered consigning to a Grey Flannel auction, NOW is the time as the prices realized that we have consistently shown our consignors have been nothing short of incredible. If you have any questions or you are in need of additional information regarding the consignment process, please contact Michael Russek at (631) 288-7800 x230 – Michael@GreyFlannelAuctions.com or fill out our online consignment submission form.


Already In-House: 

  • 6/11/1997 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Game 5 of the ’97 NBA Finals “Flu Game” Game-Used & Autographed Sneakers (38 Point Performance • Finals MVP • Ball Boy LOA • Photos of Jordan Signing)
  • 1932 Sam “Babe Ruth’s Legs” Byrd NY Yankees World Championship Ring (Fantastic Condition • Direct Player Provenance)
  • 10/8/1956 Don Larsen NY Yankees World Series Perfect Game Autographed MLB Official Scorecard (Letter of Provenance From The Official Score’s Family)
  • 1979 Larry Csonka Miami Dolphins Game-Used Home Jersey (Final Season • Team Repairs)
  • 1965 St. Louis Cardinals Steve Carlton Rookie Flannel Jersey Reissued to Stan Musial (Player LOA • Worn By Two Hall of Famers)
  • 5/15/2013 Mariano Rivera NY Yankees Game-Used & Autographed Home Jersey (Final Season • Inscribed “Exit Sandman” • Yankees-Steiner LOA • MLB Hologram)
  • 9/30/2007 Brett Favre Green Bay Packers Game-Used & Autographed Road Jersey (Worn While Breaking The NFLs All-Time TD Record • Photo-matched)
  • 2009 New York Yankees World Championship Ring (Mint “A” Ring • Coaches LOA)
  • 1928 NY Yankees World Championship Team Autographed Baseball with Ruth, Gehrig & Ruppert (Letter of Provenance • Originates From Jacob Ruppert)
  • 12/28/2010 Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings Game-Used & Autographed Road Jersey (100+ Yards / TD • Unwashed & Photo-matched)
  • 2002 Mariano Rivera New York Yankees Game-Used & Autographed Glove (Great Wear • Steiner LOA)
  • 1979-80 Bill Walton San Diego Clippers Game-Used Road Jersey & Warm-Up Jacket (Equipment Manager LOA)
  • 1974-75 Rick Barry Golden State Warriors Game-Used & Autographed Home Jersey (Barry LOA • Championship Season)
  • 1996 Derek Jeter Rookie NY Yankees Game-Used & Autographed Bat (RoY & Championship Season • LOA on Yankee Letterhead)
  • 1938-40 Hank Greenberg Detroit Tigers Hillerich & Bradsby Game-Used Bat (PSA/DNA GU8 • Rare)
  • 1962 Rocky Colavito Detroit Tigers Game-Used Home Flannel Uniform (All-Original & Gorgeous)
  • 1977 Dick Allen Oakland A’s Game-Used Home Jersey (Rare “Wampum” NOB • Great Provenance)
  • 1986 Ray Knight New York Mets World Series Game 6 Game-Used & Autographed Bat (World Series MVP • Championship Season)
  • 3/4/2012 LeBron James Miami Heat “El Heat” Game-Used Black Alternate Jersey (Photo-matched • Championship & MVP Season)
  • Circa 1984 George Gervin San Antonio Spurs Game-Used Road Jersey (Team Sourced)
  • Circa 1960 Clyde Lovellette St. Louis Hawks Worn Shooting Shirt (Never Before Seen Style of a Scarce HOFer)
  • 1974 Elgin Baylor NBA All-Star Game Trophy (Baylor LOA)
  • 1969 Joe Morgan Houston Astros Game-Used and Autographed Road Flannel Jersey (Only Morgan Astros Known)
  • 5/21/2009 Derek Jeter NY Yankees Game-Used and Autographed Home Jersey (Yankees-Steiner LOA • Championship Season • Unwashed • Photo-matched)
  • 1965 Bob Skoronski Green Bay Packers World Championship Ring (Team Captain & Member of the Green Bay Packer HoF)
  • Jerry Lucas’ 1960 USA Basketball Olympic Team Hall of Fame Induction Ring (Mint • Lucas LOA)
  • 1991-92 Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins Game-Used Home Jersey (Equipment Manager LOA • Stanley Cup & Conn Smythe Season)
  • 1977 Ken Norton Edward J. Neil Memorial Fighter of the Year Award Plaque (Sourced from the Family • Mint)
  • 1995 Troy Aikman Dallas Cowboys Game-Used Alternate Double Star Jersey (Blood Stains • Championship Season)
  • Sugar Ray Leonard Fight-Worn Gloves vs. Kevin Howard (Photo-matched • First Time Sugar Ray was Ever Knocked Down) ​
  • And much, much more…

Lucas Collection Sells For $433K; Chamberlain Warriors Tops Sale At $78K; An Incredible 2,250+ Bids Placed

Bidding is now closed for our Hall of Fame Induction Auction. Thank you to all who participated in making this another great Grey Flannel sale.

2,250+ bids were placed in this sale on only 140 lots averaging out to an astonishing 16 bids per lot. Winning bidder invoices will be sent out today as well as consignor statements.


Full list of prices realized are available on our website.


Absentee Bidding Ends Tonight at 11:59 PM EST | 4 Ways To Bid

Absentee Bidding For Our Hall of Fame Induction Auction Ends Tonight at 11:59 PM EST | 4 Ways To Bid

Our Eighth Annual Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Auction culminates tomorrow, Saturday, September 7th when we will re-open the bidding at12:00 pm EST LIVE from the Hall. For your convenience, we have four different ways to bid and participate in this live event:

  • In-Person, Live at the Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
    • Our auction will be in the Hall of Fame Theatre with doors opening at 11:00 am EST. There will be food and beverages served to our bidders.
  • On The Phone (Phone Lines)
    • If you cannot attend our live auction in-person, we highly suggest that you reserve a phone line and take advantage of this free service.
    • If you truly have intentions of winning an item in this auction and cannot attend, we cannot stress enough the importance of reserving a phone line.
    • Call us ASAP at (631) 288-7800 to reserve your phone line(s) as only a limited number of spots remain.
  • Up To / Absentee Bids
    • Place an “up to” or “absentee” bid prior to 11:59 pm EST this evening, Friday, September 6th and it will be executed competitively on your behalf by our auctioneer.
  • On Our Website In Real-Time
    • Our state-of-the-art bidding platform will provide you with the ability to securely participate in our auction from anywhere in the world. Your pre-assigned Bidder ID & Password allows you to see the lots on your computer and bid against live, phone, absentee and internet bidders right from your browser.
    • To bid via GFA Live we recommend that your web browser be up to date with the most recent version available.
    • To participate via GFA Live you must first login to your bidder account. At 11:30 am EST on auction day a “Simple Auctions Site” launch button with a blue gavel will appear under our auctions title bar (8TH ANNUAL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION AUCTION) on our catalog page as well as on the lot detail pages. Clicking on it will launch GFA Live and allow you to be a part of the action.


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