Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Texadelphia Neutral 1985 OG 1s

So for the past 4 years I have been going into this philly joint called Texadelphia and I have seen this pair of neutral 1985 OG Jordan 1s in a display above the bathroom hall entry. They are in pristine condition, deadstock, never been worn and with the original box and hang tag.
Years back, I asked the proprietor of the resturant where they came from, who they belonged to and what the story was behind them. He said they belonged to him, they were size 11 and that a family friend gave them to him years back. He said the man that gave them to him was ex high school basketball Head Coach here in San Antonio. No names, and school names. He said that in '85 a Nike rep came to the school and dropped off a team size run of these shoes for the '85 Varsity squad. The coach did not like the shoe so he never even told the players about them. Basically, they were put in the attic above the locker room and long since forgotten. On down the road and 2 decades later, cleaning of the attic along with the retirement of the coach led to the taking several pairs. The coach stashed a few pairs away and gave one pair to him.
I had asked over the years if he would sell them but he bounces back and fourth between $1500 and not selling at all. Finally, today, Aaron (Ucasta) and I asked an employee if he could bring them down for a better look and if we could get a few shots of them. With out a wink they were off the shelf and out of the case. Aaron and I admired them for while, shot some pics and then let them go back on the shelf. It was a nice day...

Oh yeah by the way, they weren't sz 11, they were actually sz 10... We were lied too!!!


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