ShoeZeum is Auctioning Vintage Air Jordans From His 30-Year-Old Collection

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BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 31: New KAWS x Air Jordan IV sneakers buyer kisses his shoe during the sale at "Overkill" sneakers store on March 31, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Several dozen die-hard sneakers fans have taken five days out of their lives to put their names on a list and maintain their presence in order to buy the limited-production shoes. 50 pairs went on sale on March 31 at Overkill, one of only three stores in Germany to sell the shoes. At EUR 350 a pair the shoes carry a hefty price tag, but many of the buyers will resell them, for prices they predict could reach EUR 4,000. Sportswear companies like Adidas and Nike have hired famous designers for limited-production sneakers as the appetite for the shoes by sneakers fanatics has grown into a niche market over the last few years. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Jordan Brand is known for often causing mayhem among sneakerheads by re-releasing retro Air Jordan models like 2020's Air Jordan 1 "Shattered Backboard," the Union x AJ4 "Off Noir" and the Off-White x AJ5 "Sail."

But what if you could cop some original Jordan sneakers instead of relying on reissuings? ShoeZeum, the self-proclaimed "largest sneaker collection in the whole wide world," is auctioning hundreds of pairs of vintage Js from his over 30-year-old deadstock pile through eBay.

The auction, which began on Sunday, has all sorts of rare finds: original AJ6s in "White Infrared," AJ11s in "White Columbia" and "Bred" colorways, the AJ5 "Raging Bull" two-pack in black and red suede, and more.

Yet the grail of the collection is undoubtedly a pair of black and red Retro Jordan 1s dating all the way back to 1994 complete with the shoebox. As of Tuesday evening, bidding sits at $1,275.

Another rare listing is the "Black Cement" Air Jordan 3s running bidders at least $405. For the most part, the resale prices of the products hover between $99.99 and $250.

There's a catch, though: The sneakers don't offer much size variation and only come in U.S. Men's 9 or 9.5. According to ShoeZeum's Twitter, all the kicks were scooped by an "OG collector at retail stores, not from resellers."

Plus, potential buyers can rest assured that the product is legit. Not only are they coming from a reliable buyer but eBay just launched a sneaker authentication service for shoes above $100, similar to what StockX does.