Air Jordan X – Harold Miner Autographed PE
We’ve come to feature a ton of Air Jordan Player Exclusives over the years, but none carry as much of an interesting story as this pair you see here. For those who aren’t sure who Harold Miner is, that’s quite alright, because he hasn’t played in an NBA game since ’96 nor has he given any sort of formal interview for nearly 15 years. Since he was last seen on a televised NBA game, any bit of news confirming his existence came in the form of inane rumors that spread on the internet – working at a Jack in the Box in LA, a member of the LAPD, stuck in the Witness Protection Program.
The man once called ‘Baby Jordan’ had an incredibly bright future ahead of him, earning Player of the Year honors ahead of Shaquille O’neal and Christian Laettner (two of the greatest collegiate ballers in history) and earning over $7 million from the Miami Heat as part of his rookie contract and from a Nike endorsement deal that was reported to be close to $14 million. He broke scoring records at USC, rocked the bald head, wore ’23′ on his jersey, and shared a few other mannerisms with MJ – this guy was poised to become a marketing machine on top of being a future star. This Air Jordan X PE with Miner’s ’32′ embroidered at the ankle should be enough to tell you that Nike had some high hopes for Miner, and although he didn’t have Jordan-like numbers in his first few seasons, he won two NBA Dunk Contests (just like Michael). And given Jordan’s retirement from the game in ’93, the door had been opened and Miner’s arrival was all but written in the books.
Sadly, that page was never turned, and after knee surgery in ’96 and a failed tryout for the expansion Raptors, Harold Miner’s legend came to a screeching halt and it seemed that ‘Baby Jordan’ never went beyond the crib. In fact, Miner never poked his head out in the sporting news world for years, leaving basketball fans eternally curious about Harold Miner in his post-NBA life until he finally gave an interview two years ago. Miner isn’t flipping burgers, patrolling the streets, or in some undisclosed suburb in Arizona – he’s alive and well, investing in real estate and still living off of his original earnings from the mid-90′s while supporting his family. Safe to say that Baby Jordan is all grown up now, but he’d prefer it if you just called him ‘Harold Miner’. More on this incredibly rare Air Jordan X collectible below, so take a good look, let us know if you have any ‘Baby Jordan’ memories, and check out the auction from d_g.o.a.t. on eBay.
Wow, talk about a blast from the past! 10 stacks is a stretch, but the shoes do look like they were well maintained after these years. On a side note, anybody notice that was Rick Fox guarding Miner?
10 G's IMO is a fair price. If you don't know who this is & you call yourself a "jordan head" than smfh. This is a rare ass shoe yo. Very nice.
I remember Harold Miner, & so do all the other OG's out here. He wore #32 then switched, & was mostly seen rocking X's. He was a beast for a hot minute, hence the nickname Baby Jordan. Do the knowledge 1st before you comment, NEWBIE'S!!!!!
To bad he ruined those shoes by scribbling on them with a pen! lol Talk about a name I haven't herd since high school! wow.
All you young muthafuckas don't know shit about basketball. All you know is Jordan and feel that his shoes are the only history of the game. Sneakers aren't the only thing important when it comes to basketball. Fuckin kids. Harold Miner is and will always be a important part of 90's basketball. Too bad y'all dumbasses weren't born yet!!
when i was in the 6th grade harold miner was da man. everybody wanted his basket ball cards and all of that. it was hard as heck to get his jersey tho. he was the orig. next jordan candidate before stackhouse, penny, g. hill & kobe.
Harold Miner... the guy's so stupid he managed to sign #4 when he got presented his own #32 shoes : )
it was just a misprint. they got jordans number backwards and just decided to give them to this bumass niggah
10 g's!!!! nobody even knows/remembers this guy. this ebay seller can shove each shoe one by one up his @ss. god the stupidity
yall defending him like he did something for you personally.he aint do sh*t. No rings, no hall of fame. He is a bust: unfortunate as a injury might be, you overrating him is the reason why this ebay @sshole is charging 10 grand. So why dont u buy the OVERPRICED SHOES since your so emotionally tied to his nutsack f*cking buttholes
Right, just because you may have been born in the '90s doesn't mean that nothing existed before that fateful day in history (your birth). What an incredibly ignorant statement from a tard. You don't know about Kareem, either, do you?
Damn I feel ya OG's but the Bashing of the Younger Generation is ridiculous! You OG's are suppose to Educate the youngings so we/they know what's what. I knew of Harold Miner, but he is no way relevant to me. As Maybe a Magic, Jordan, Chuck or Kareem. But yeah Just beause we're young don't mean we're Dumb
You're such a fuckin hypebeast!! You must be 12 and don't know shit about basketball if you don't know who Harold Miner is. Go back to doing your math homework you little bitch.
No one even knows/remembers this guy? Apart from EVERYONE who enjoyed the NBA in the 90's. After the pathetic dunk comp this year I went straight to Youtube to watch Miner do it properly.