At this point we really should not be surprised by what gets sold on eBay and for how much. But even by our jaded standards, paying $9,995 for a jug of McJordan BBQ sauce from the first Clinton administration still seems a little excessive.
The fact that Jordan had a burger named after him, bathed in a sauce bearing his name, should not be much of a surprise. We are after all talking about one of the richest athletes of all time. A man whose "jumpman" branded clothing, shoes and even cologne continue to be global icons.
But back to the BBQ sauce. From the actual listing:
A once in a lifetime chance to own the rarest of rare Michael Jordan and McDonald's collectible! The only one left on Earth?? This gallon of McJordan BBQ sauce is from 1992 when McDonald's sold McJordan Burgers as a promotional menu item.
The McJordan is a quarter-pound hamburger with smoked bacon, cheese, McJordan barbeque sauce, onions, mustard and pickles. All of Michael Jordan's "favorite ingredients". The burger was sold only in limited markets in the United States.
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According to the New York Daily News, the seller of this rarified item is a long time McDonald's franchise owner. It's likely the sauce would have gone for much more than $10,000 but the buyer used the "Buy It Now" option to snatch it up sight unseen.
So this begs the question. Who are these people who can drop $10,000 to buy expired BBQ sauce branded by MJ? What do they do with it? Place it next to their collection of vagina shaped onion rings? Do they show it to guests? Or are they stored away forever in a bank vault?