Jug of McJordan BBQ sauce bought for $9,995 by anonymous Chicago buyer
It’s no bull — a jug of expired barbeque sauce meant to top the a 20 year-old McDonald’s McJordan Burger has sold for $9,995 on eBay. The McJordan sandwich wasn’t just special because it was sold only in a few midwest markets in the early 1990’s, said the seller, Mort Bank. It was also the first sandwich to be named after a person: NBA superstar and Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan. Bank, a former McDonald’s franchise owner and operator from Bismarck, N.D., said that some one bought the McJordan sauce at the ‘Buy it Now’ price. The sandwich had the aforementioned barbecue sauce, with pickles , cheese and bacon, all of Jordan’s “favorite ingredients.” “It was tasty,” Bank confirmed. “Bacon makes everything taste better.” Bank believed that if the sauce, which has an expiration date of 1992 clearly stamped on the bottle, had gone to auction, the price would have skyrocketed.”There was a lot of interest,” he said. “Despite Michael Jordan’s popularity, the sandwich wasn’t a national promotion.” Bank, who saved and sold many items from his fast food days, says the most expensive item he’d previously sold was a McDonald’s statue. “That sold for a few thousand dollars,” he said. Among the items still on the auction block: An unopened case of NBA Fantasy Pack Upper Deck Sealed Cards ($295, a McDonald’s New Kids on the Block plastic cup ($9.95) and a Mcdonald’s Gillette Minitrac Razor ($.99). Bank wouldn’t reveal any information about the buyer — only that he was from Chicago. Could it have been Michael Jordan himself? “I don’t know,” Bank laughed. “Whoever it was, bought it no questions asked. That’s a little unusual in a high price item like that. And he certainly has the means to do it.” The News reached out to Michael Jordan’s press team at Brunswick Group and is awaiting a reply. It also could have been his early 1990’s rival, both on the basketball court and the food court: Larry Bird. The Boston Celtics superstar shilled his “Big 33” burger, which also featured a quarter pound of beef, cheese and bacon.