A true one-of-a-kind pair of Michael Jordan‘s Air Jordan 1’s just hit the market and they’re literally from before the start of all J’s — ’cause it’s his sample sneakers!
Yes, a sample sneaker … meaning these red, black and white kicks were specifically made for His Airness to test out before releasing ’em.
And, these samples are verified .. with the code “850204-TYPS” on the tongue which means these 1’s were made between February and April in 1985 — and TYPS is “Tong Yang Player Sample”.
Another dope authentication check is the mismatched sizes .. 13 for the left foot and 13 1/2 for the right — ’cause MJ always wore a bigger size on his right foot!
Even though MJ never wore ’em, they were autographed by the then-rookie and it comes with the original NIKE shoebox.
The owner of the kicks got ’em back in the ’80s — when he was a director of communication for a gas and electric company and during his business meeting with a sports agent, he was asked ‘what sports figure I admired’.
Jordan was one of them .. and then a few weeks later, he received the shoes in the mail!
The rare sneakers hit the market — with RR Auctions — 2 weeks ago with a current bid of $95,420 … but are expected to sell for $250,000!!!
The auction comes to a close on June 16 … so you still got some time to put in your bid!