Thirty years ago in the month of March, Michael Jordan wore Converse sneakers – specifically, the Pro Leather model – while dropping the game-winning bucket for North Carolina in that year’s NCAA championship game, held in New Orleans. The shot stands as one of Money’s earliest magical moments in an esteemed career filled with highlights. To mark the occasion, Jordan Brand and Converse will be hosting an online auction of a yet to be revealed, special product pack said to be inspired by Jordan’s play.
Even though not much concrete info has been given, a betting man would assume we’ll see a Converse Pro Leather model tricked out with JB branding and a host of goodies included in the packaging. We do know there will only be 23 packs available and all proceeds will be donated to charity. And, we can count on diehard Jordan fans to wager heavy for a chance to win a piece of history created by two iconic basketball brands.
Stay tuned for full details on Monday, April 2.
Update: The big reveal came at midnight. 30 commemorative packs produced with each including a size 13 pair of the UNC-colored Converse Pro Leather and a size 40 North Carolina Tar Heel Jordan jersey, both bearing Jordan’s signature. 23 auctions are now live on eBay and the proceeds will benefit the James R. Jordan Foundation, which “helps to strengthen families, motivate youth and ensure high quality educational opportunities and improve global healthcare.”