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Michael Jordan’s McDonald-brand barbecue sauce sold on eBay for nearly $10,000

Kelly Dwyer
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Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson eagerly await their respective dinners (Getty Images)

Recently, CSN Chicago brought to our attention a rare and interesting Michael Jordan collectable that at the time was readily available for purchase on eBay. The item for sale was never worn by MJ, the product wasn't created for Michael to strap to his MVP feet, and his signature is nowhere to be found in the listing. Neither is his first name, unless it turns out that Jordan's is nicknamed "Mc" in some odd, Charles Oakley-type friendship circle we're unaware of.

It was a giant tub of "McJordan" barbecue sauce from McDonald's, over two decades old, once used on the short-lived McJordan burger. Jordan, who at one time endorsed McDonald's, was the namesake of a sandwich offered in the Chicagoland area and elsewhere that featured the brown goo on a cheeseburger that also featured bacon, onion, and pickles.

Someone, somehow, grabbed a gallon of the stuff before the promotion went under. And now, 20 years on, it was sold for around the same after-bargain price as a brand new Nissan Versa.

From the eBay listing:

Extremely Rare McJordan Barbeque Sauce from McDonald's

A once in a lifetime chance to own the rarest of rare Michael Jordan and McDonald's collectible!  The only one left on Earth??  This gallon of McJordan BBQ sauce is from 1992 when McDonald's sold McJordan Burgers as a promotional menu item.

The McJordan is a quarter-pound hamburger with smoked bacon, cheese, McJordan barbeque sauce, onions, mustard and pickles.  All of Michael Jordan's "favorite ingredients".  The burger was sold only in limited markets in the United States.

Michael Jordan was the first person to have a McDonald's sandwich as a namesake.  Jordan appeared in television spots to promote the burger.

It is in new condition and has never been opened.

Don't miss this opportunity to own this incredibly rare piece of memorabilia!

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Your sauce, sir (Courtesy eBay)

It's worth pointing out that the label and circumstances surrounding the product are unique, but that anything beyond that is a bit of a reach, novelty-wise.

The ingredients on the label listed on eBay are the same ingredients that go into the McDonald's barbecue sauce currently available at millions of locations, worldwide. The only difference is that this sauce comes in a gallon-sized bottle with Michael Jordan's last name on it — whereas the versions currently offered only come in mini tubs with your chicken nugget orders. With the McRib out of season, that piggy paste still has some ripenin' to do, the only barbecue sauce McDonald's currently offers on its sandwiches is a chipotle-flavored barbecue concoction.

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Lookin' good, McJordan BBQ Sauce (eBay.com)

In this particular regard, then, this item is rare. One of a kind, even. Completely pointless and easily able to be duplicated, of absolutely no value as a food product even considering the endless amounts of chemicals pumped into that goo in order to help it hold up in terms of lip-smackin' fanciness, with the only novelty part of the package coming in the "McJordan" that is listed on the top of the label.

For nearly $10,000? We'll kindly pass — unlike the 10 bidders that have already been declined access to the item, according to CSN Chicago.

Or, given the choice, take nearly 10,000 McChickens instead. We're sure our local McDonald's has that amount already in stock.

If you'd like to watch Larry Bird eat Michael Jordan's burger, literally, check out this ad for the "Big 33;" which was basically the same as a "McJordan," save for the fact that it's in Larry Bird's hands and being sold in Boston:

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