One of my favorite parts of writing about sports collectibles is discovering some of the weird stuff that people come up with. This week, it came to my attention that one person in Bismark, North Dakota, was selling a collectible—if we could even call it that—which truly boggles the mind.
For a grand total of $9,995, this person managed to sell a gallon jug of “extremely rare McJordan Barbeque Sauce from McDonald’s.” In case you’re wondering what the heck “McJordan Barbeque Sauce” even is, this post from RantSports explains it: back in 1992, the sauce was slathered all over the “McJordan Burger,” a promotional product that was served by, who else, McDonalds.
The seller’s description of the item makes sure potential buyers understand how important this jug of brown really is:
“A once in a lifetime chance to own the rarest of rare Michael Jordan and McDonald’s collectible! The only one left on Earth?? […]Don’t miss this opportunity to own this incredibly rare piece of memorabilia!”
Amazingly, someone actually bought this vile, unopened gallon-jug of barbeque sauce on Monday—and paid the aforementioned almost-$10,000 sum. I’m really not sure which is worse: the fact that this person managed to hold onto a sealed vat of gross McJordan sauce for twenty years and decided to sell it—or that someone actually took him up on the offer and bought it.
And that raises another question: what will the buyer do with this “collectible”? Surely, opening it up and using it would destroy the value of it. Displaying it without refrigeration seems like a questionable move. I’m just baffled.