The biggest college basketball story of last season was Zion Williamson blowing out a sneaker and injuring his leg in the opening minute of Duke’s rivalry game versus North Carolina on February 21. Zion became as synonymous with Nike as he did with windmill dunks and freak athleticism. That’s why, a pair Zion Williamson Nike sneakers, being offered for sale in the Goldin Auctions 2019 Summer Auction beginning on July 8th at GoldinAuctions.com, is so unique.
The pair available are size 14 black and blue Nike Kyrie 5’s with a white swoosh. They were worn by Williamson in just the fourth game of his memorable freshman season — the opening game of the Maui Invitational on November 19, 2018. Duke beat San Diego State 90-64 with Williamson playing 18 minutes and recording 13 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 5 steals and 1 block.
“Zion Williamson’s sneaker malfunction was the most iconic and memorable moment of the college basketball season and as a result Zion and his sneakers will always be synonymous,” said Ken Goldin Founder of Goldin Auctions. “Even though these are not those historic sneakers, the fact that he played in just 33 college basketball games and these are his first sneakers to be offered at auction make them a truly special item.”
About Goldin Auctions
Sports memorabilia impresario Ken Goldin has sold more than $700 million in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history and pop culture and was the pioneer of using the medium of television to sell sports memorabilia. Over the past few years, Goldin Auctions sold a Honus Wagner T206 card for a public sale record $3.12 million, Babe Ruth’s 1918 contract for a record $1.02 million, the Mike Piazza Post-9/11 home run jersey for $365,000, and the 1979-80 Wayne Gretzky PSA GEM MT 10 rookie card for a record $465,000. Goldin Auctions strives to break new ground and offer collectors the best in collectible treasures up for auction in the marketplace. Goldin Auctions is the official auction partner of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. For more information, visit www.goldinauctions.com.