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Any fan lucky enough to land themselves any Michael Jordan memorabilia from his rookie year knows they’re sitting on a potential goldmine.

That’s the reality of former Los Angeles Lakers ball boy Khalid Ali who got the NBA legend to sign a pair of Air Jordan 1’s he wore during the 1984-1985 regular season.

Hypebeast has learned that Ali successfully completed all the steps for verifying the shoes authenticity and experts are estimating that the kicks are valued at $50,000 or better, depending on the upcoming auction at spcauctions.com. Aside from the fact that the sneakers were worn during MJ’s rookie season, they are especially rare as he only donned them during the first months of his NBA career, as he soon switched over to the first model of the famed Air Jordans.

According to Hypebeast, a pair of signed, game-worn Air Jordan 1‘s sold for $31,070 USD back in 2013, so the price of the brick has essentially went up. The early donation for Jordan was a great investment for his brand in the long-run. He’s recently been named a billionaire by Forbes.

Buyers have two weeks to get their ducats in a row, as the auction will end on April 25 following its start.

Photos: SCP Auctions, NBA

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