Back in 1993, Jazz ball boy Alex Rodriguez gave Michael Jordan two tickets to Utah’s sold-out game against the Chicago Bulls. Rodriguez didn’t want to take money from Jordan, so the now Hall of Famer gave the ball boy his Air Jordan 7 “Cardinal” in exchange for the tickets. And now 24 years later, Rodriguez has decided to put Jordan’s game-worn and signed shoes up for auction.
These game-worn Air Jordan 7 “Cardinal” don’t come from an especially memorable game but Jordan did score 20 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 37 in Chicago’s 96-92 win.
The Salt Laker Tribune’s Brennan Smith caught up with Rodriguez to find out why he is selling the shoes:
Rodriguez, now a 44-year-old account manager for a dental technology company, believes it’s the right time to sell the shoes.
“If it can help you better your life and help your kids’ lives be better, I decided it’s time to do something with them,” he said.
The shoes are being auctioned off by SCP Auctions and you can bid on them until the auction ends on Saturday.Image via SCP Auctions Image via SCP Auctions Image via SCP Auctions