April 9, 2012 BY John Kim
C.C. Sabathia’s been given the Opening Day nod by Yankee brass for the last four seasons, going 0-2 with two no-decisions (although his Friday-evening outing didn’t help the pinstripe cause). Well, at least his shoes are winners! C.C.’s been known to rock some sick Opening Day PEs, going to Jordan Melo M8 route for this recent start, but it’s not just his Game 1 starts – it’s his year-long Player Exclusive showcase that has us paying attention to baseball in the first-place – a sport that unfortunately lacks any sneaker-related highlights. Here’s a look at a pair of Air Jordan IXs in turf form, game-worn and autographed by the Yankees ace; although the colorway doesn’t have any similar to the four upcoming Holiday 2012 retros, a ‘Yankee’ inspired colorway would certainly be dope, as displayed by this PE. More images below, so take a look and access these firsthand by checking out the auction from 13alexrodriguez on eBay.