Mort Bank, a North Dakota man that used to own some McDonald’s restuarants in Bismarck-Mandan and Minot, is richer after selling a rare gallon jug of Michael Jordan barbeque sauce from his McDonald’s memorabilia collection.
“I’m pretty ecstatic,” Bank said. “You never know what is going to be a hot item. It was in my basement and I would look at it occasionally. I thought it would be worth something someday.”
Well, Bank was right. That Jordan barbecue sauce was worth something — $10,000, in fact.
The BBQ sauce was used on McDonald’s McJordan Burgers which were sold in limited markets during the Bulls reign in the 1990′s. It was during the time that Jordan led the team to six NBA championships.
As for the 20-year-old jug of McJordan BBQ sauce, it is now the proud property of a Chicago man.
“I’m sure he’s a Bulls or Michael Jordan fan, and hopefully he’s not going to put it on his ribs or his burger,” Bank said. “But it’s up to him; he can do whatever he wants with it.”
Here is the image Bank posted on his eBay listing which read: ”A once in a lifetime chance to own the rarest of rare Michael Jordan and McDonald’s collectible!”
Props to Bank for cashing in on his old barbecue sauce. Can’t beat selling something from your basement and raking in the cash.