Former Sixer Eric Snow is selling some extremely expensive autographed Air Jordan sneakers

Former Sixer Eric Snow is selling some extremely expensive autographed Air Jordan sneakers

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.

Former Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn signs 2-year deal with Coyotes

Former Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn signs 2-year deal with Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes have signed former Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn to a two-year contract.

The 26-year-old defenseman had four goals and 12 assists in 72 games with the Flyers and Los Angeles Kings last season. Schenn and Vinny Lecavalier were traded by the Flyers to the Kings last January in exchange for Jordan Weal and a third-round draft pick in last month's entry draft.

In his career, Schenn has 28 goals and 100 assists in 566 games with the Kings, Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs. In three-plus seasons with the Flyers, Schenn scored 12 goals and added 30 assists.

Schenn was the first-round draft pick - fifth selection overall - by the Maple Leafs in 2008.

Coyotes general manager John Chayka called Schenn "a good, young defenseman" who will be "a solid addition" to the Arizona blue line.

- contributed to this story.

Cameron Rupp leaves game vs. Pirates after getting hit in head by pitch

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Cameron Rupp leaves game vs. Pirates after getting hit in head by pitch

Updated - 5:55 p.m.

PITTSBURGH -- Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp left the game in the third inning after being struck on the left ear flap of his batting helmet by a pitch from Pirates rookie right-hander Tyler Glasnow.

Rupp walked off the field under his own power and backup catcher Carlos Ruiz pinch ran for him and stayed in the game to catch starter Aaron Nola.

The Phillies later announced Rupp was removed from the game as a precaution and that he showed no symptoms of a concussion.

Less than 24 hours before, Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco was hit in the wrist by a pitch thrown by Pirates starter Gerrit Cole in Friday's 4-0 victory at PNC Park. Franco left the game and did not start on Saturday afternoon. He's listed as day to day (see story).

In the first inning on Saturday, Rupp hit into an inning-ending ground out. He is hitting .276 with 10 home runs in 63 games.

Maikel Franco day to day with sore wrist

Maikel Franco day to day with sore wrist

PITTSBURGH -- Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco, who was hit on the left wrist by a pitch on Friday night, is not in the starting lineup for Saturday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates (see lineup).

Franco was hit by a pitch from the Pirates’ Gerrit Cole in the first inning of the Phillies’ 4-0 victory then was removed after hitting a single in the third inning (see story).

“He’s still sore,” Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Saturday. “He’s day to day. Maybe he will be back in the lineup (Sunday).

Franco suffered a fracture of the same wrist last August when he was hit by a pitch.

Andres Blanco is taking Franco’s place in the lineup after having two hits Friday night when he replaced the third baseman. Blanco is hitting .264 with three home runs in 73 games this season and is reportedly drawing some interest from contending teams looking to add bench help.

“I could see why he would be a desirable player,” Mackanin said. “We’re not going to give him away, though, if we do trade him. He’s played very well for us.”