Sneakerheads love their Air Jordans. Heck, even casual footwear fans enjoy a fresh pair of Air Jordan 1s. I've got two pair myself. But what is the highest price someone would pay for a pair of Jordans that were actually worn by MJ in a game? And then autographed by His Airness? Quite a bit, it turns out.
Sports Illustrated posted an article yesterday about former Sixers point guard Eric Snow and how he came into owning an autographed pair of Air Jordan XI's that Michael Jordan wore during Game 4 of the 1996 NBA Finals when Snow's team at the time, the Seattle Supersonics, took on the Chicago Bulls.
Grey Flannel Auctions notes that Jordan gave the sneakers to Snow in the locker room after the game. The shoes were later autographed by Jordan in August 2004 at one of his summer basketball camps in Santa Barbara, Calif. The winning bidder will receive a letter of authentication confirming that the shoes were worn by Jordan during Game 3 and later autographed.
Okay, so how much? As of this writing, the bidding is only up to $6,655 but there are still almost two weeks left in the auction. So how high could the auction go? Check this craziness out:
Last November, the auction house sold an autographed pair of the Air Jordan XII sneakers worn by Jordan during his famous “Flu Game” versus the Jazz in the 1997 Finals for $104,765. A former Jazz ballboy put those sneakers up for auction and the sale price represented a record for a pair of game-worn shoes.
Six figures. For a pair of sneakers.
In related news, the Charlotte Hornets new mascot will be rocking a pair of Jordans next season as well.
The Eagles have signed former Dolphins offensive guard Dallas Thomas to a reserve/futures contract.
Thomas, 27, was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round (No. 77) out of Tennessee in 2013 and was with them until this past season.
In his four-year career, Thomas has played in 37 games with 26 starts. He started nine games in 2014 and started all 16 games at left guard in 2015.
Thomas (6-5, 315 pound) and 2014 third-rounder Billy Turner were both released in October after a poor showing agains the Titans. While Thomas was the team's starter at left guard in 2015, rookie Laremy Tunsil took over that position with the Dolphins in 2016.
In 2015, when Thomas started all 16 games at left guard, he was ranked as the worst guard in football by ProFootballFocus. He gave up 10 sacks, 10 QB hits and 36 QB hurries.
Mike Trout sure does win a lot when the Eagless beat the Cowboys.
Not only did the Los Angeles Angels outfielder get a touchdown ball from Carson Wentz during the Eagles win over the Cowboys to cap off the season, but he also won a bet on the game with a friend.
Turns out, Trout had some sort of bet with DJ Cottrell, whose Twitter profile says he is from Trout's hometown of Millville, NJ. Cottrell is likely a Cowboys fan and came up on the losing end.
"The fact I have to wear an entire Eagles uniform to the gym for a week is going to be the death of me," he Tweeted on Tuesday.
Then he posted a photo of himself in the ridiculous football uniform while posing alongside Trout.
It's good to be Mike Trout. Not so much a Dallas Cowboys fan these days.