ALBANY, New York — If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live in a drug kingpin’s shoes, now is your chance.
The New York State Office of General Services is auctioning off 188 pairs of high-priced, collectible sneakers and 14 pieces of sports memorabilia seized by the State Police in a drug bust on Long Island.
Many of the sneakers are Nike Air Jordans and LeBron James brands, as well as other rare shoes.
Authorities say the items were seized as part of an investigation into the distribution of illegal drugs on Long Island. The state regularly auctions off items either owned by the state, such as furniture and tools, or what it takes possession of in, say, a drug raid.
Other items from the raid include Upper Deck-authenticated Michael Jordan jerseys from the Bulls and the University of North Carolina. There are also items from athletes like Stephon Marbury, Jason Kidd, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Joe Torre,Mike Schmidt, Mark McGwire and Vinny Testaverde.
The state said that all items are being sold as is, and bidders are encouraged to inspect items for sale before bidding.