Sneaker enthusiasts around the world are awaiting the upcoming auction of the complete Air Jordan 1 '85 OG Collection. The collection features all 20 original colorways of the iconic Air Jordan 1, which was first released in 1985 and has since become one of the most influential sneakers in the world. The Collection will also feature the two AJKO low-tops that released in 1985.
The collection of all 20 pairs of Air Jordan 1s from 1985, was listed by seller bigtacman on ebay and has been prepared for auction with an undisclosed reserve price. While most of the shoes have not been restored, they come in various sizes and conditions, with some even including tags and original boxes. The starting price for this historic listing is $150,000 USD, along with a $15 shipping fee. It is a rare opportunity for sneaker enthusiasts and collectors to own some of Jordan Brand's most sought-after artifacts.
Each of the 22 pairs in the collection is a rare and valuable piece of sneaker history, with many of the colorways yet to receive a re-release. The Air Jordan 1 is regarded by many as the most important and influential sneaker of our time, and the numbers prove just that. Nike offered MJ a five-year contract worth $500,000 annually. The Just Do It brand launched the Air Jordan sneaker in 1984 and placed a sales goal of $3 million over the first three years. If Jordan didn’t meet the quota Nike was allowed to pull out of the deal and leave MJ in the dust. Jordan absolutely shattered expectations, and the shoe went on to make $126 million in the first year alone.
The AIR movie released in theaters April 5th, 2023, and added massive hype to the sneaker model. If you're interested in getting more details about the Air Jordan 1 '85 OG sneakers up for auction, you can find more information or place your own bid on the official eBay listing. The auction is prepped to conclude on April 15, and we could see a record-breaking bid at the finish line. To see how the bidding ends, and to stay up to date with the latest sneaker news and releases, connect with us on Instagram and Twitter.
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