A pair of Nike Basketball sneakers Michael Jordan wore, and later signed, during his rookie season are set to go up for auction next month.
According to ESPN, a ballboy for the Los Angeles Lakers for the 1984-85 season named Khalid Ali consigned the sneakers, which he says Jordan gave to him after the Bulls played the Lakers on Dec. 2, 1984.
Ali, who was 15 at the time, asked Jordan for the shoes — which are white and red — during warmups.
“People obsess over game-worn Jordans and there’s definite value to the fact that these are the earliest ones that have surfaced,” said SCP Auctions vice president Dan Imler, who are holding the auction.
SCP Auction expects the shoes to fetch more than $50,000. In 2013, a pair of shoes Jordan wore during the infamous “Flu Game” were sold for $104,765, a record price paid for a pair of game-used shoes in any sport.
Ali said after the game, he went into the Bulls locker room and asked for the shoes from Jordan, who autographed them.