MJ's close friend auctioning off unbelievable sports memorabilia collection.
Bill Schmidt, the retired VP of Marketing of Gatorade and close friend of Michael Jordan, is auctioning off an unbelievable collection of MJ's memorabilia, ranging from autographed game-worn Air Jordans to a signed Augusta score card and everything in between.
According to Sole Collector, Schmidt plans to donate the money from the auction to charity.
Per Sole Collector,
“I'm involved in our church here locally and I've participated in a variety of sports, but youth sports is important to me. I'm sure there won't be a shortage of charities to pick out,” he said. “I grew up in a real small town of about 8,000 people in Pennsylvania. I talked to the mayor there last week, and there’s a bunch of things I could probably help him with. This money could help with some of their costs.”
“Given they’ll generate funds that I'll have the opportunity to help pass it on as well, I know he won't have any problem with it,” Schmidt said, adding that he is keeping a handful of items for himself, like an autographed jersey and a couple cigars that he and Jordan shared. “I have stories I won't be able to tell, and those are priceless.”
Among the items up for auction are an autographed seat cover from the 1992 NBA Finals, a signed pair of MJ's game worn Air Jordan 9 cleats, a signed St. Patrick's Day White Sox jersey and even an autographed ticket to the Space Jam VIP party.
In addition to the Air Jordan memorabilia, Schmidt is also auctioning stuff from other athletes, such as, autographed Allan Houston Nikes, autographed Kobe Adidas sneakers, and several jerseys signed by Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, Grant Hill and others.
You can check out Bill Schmidt's full collection here.