Former NBA star Vin Baker made a lot of money in his career, reportedly taking in career earnings topping nearly $100 million.
Despite Baker’s career tailing off in the 1997-98 season, as he struggled with weight issues and an admitted alcohol problem, he was fortunate enough to make the 2000 USA Men’s Basketball team… where he earned a gold medal.
Today, due to financial constraints, Baker is selling off his gold medal at auction.
According to Grey Flannel auctions, the gold-plated silver medal weighs 6.85 oz, is 5mm thick and measures 68mm across. It is attached to a 39-inch turquoise-blue ribbon embroidered with “SYDNEY 2000” in silver. “BASKETBALL” and “MEN” have been engraved along the perimeter, and is listed in mint condition.
Bidding starts at $35,000, and the auction runs until Aug. 20.