There are many interesting things in this world that crazed sports fans are willing to purchase, especially when it comes to memorabilia. Autographed balls, hats, bats, or t-shirts are just a few of the common things seen going up for sale on websites like eBay. I’d bet that BBQ sauce wouldn’t be one that made the average person’s list.
In 1992, in the midst of Michael Jordan’s popularity and the Bulls’ run of championships, McDonalds saw fit to create a sandwich in his name called a McJordan, which was topped with a specific kind of BBQ sauce. It just so happens that a North Dakota man owns a gallon of this extremely rare sauce and was urged by his daughter to put it up for sale on eBay.
Initially, not many people were bidding on a bottle of BBQ sauce with a minimum of $10,000, and who could blame them. It was soon after that the owner decided to place it under the option “Buy-It-Now,” for a bold $10,000.
Shortly thereafter he received an offer for $9,995 from a gentleman in Chicago.
This is strange to say the very least. At what point do we stop putting such high prices on pointless items—BBQ sauce, really? It may be more acceptable if Michael Jordan made the sauce, or even endorsed it. None of those situations apply, so who in their right mind would pay that much for 20 year old BBQ sauce. Is it vintage? Yes. Does it represent a great time in sports history? Yes. But so do jerseys, posters, and other memorabilia.
For die-hard fans, it would appear that the limit of extremes does not exist. Maybe this gentleman will be serving up some McJordans of his own in the near future? Be on the lookout folks!