Michael Jordan switched from basketball to baseball at a time when trading cards had forged a new renaissance, and as any serious collector can tell you, errored cards are often valued more highly than the revisions. The sneaker world has yet to experience its own ‘Billy Ripken’ moment, but the ‘Photo Blue’ Air Jordan IX being cast in 10,000 off-colored pairs is sure to go down as one of the mythical tales passed back and forth between dedicated sneakerheads. Whether we’ll one day discuss ‘Photo Blue’ Nine ‘a’ vs ‘b’ hinges entirely on the razor slim possibility that the black-soled edition will ever hit store shelves, but we know for sure that the white-bottomed style is still on track for an early November drop. Stick with Sneaker News for updates as we approach the drop date and check out some new images of the retail version in the meantime.
Air Jordan IX