In 1994, Michael Jordan took a break from dominating the NBA to fulfill a boyhood dream and give baseball a shot. Mike signed with Chicago White Sox farm team, the Birmingham Barons, and proved once and for all that even the greatest athlete in the world can have trouble hitting a curveball. Baseball didn’t go so well for MJ, but we’re now left with some cool mementos from his days on the diamond. These Air Jordan IX cleats were made for Michael in a black/white White Sox/Barons color scheme with leather on the upper and suede on the mudguard, as well as a number 45 embroidered into the heel. This pair has been signed by Jordan and packaged with an autographed baseball in a home plate-shaped display case. You can check out some more pics after the jump and go to yahoo.co.jp for more details on the auction.