When Larry Bird signed with the Boston Celtics in 1979, he was the highest-paid NBA rookie at the time, with a contract worth $3.25 million.
He went on to win three NBA Championships with the Celtics and was a three-time NBA MVP. Fans of Bird’s storied career will appreciate this latest auction from sports memorabilia auction house Lelands: Bird’s rookie season game-worn Converse All Star sneakers. The green canvas size 13.5 shoes were signed by Bird and given to Harlem Globetrotters star Geese Ausbie.
Bidding is open on Leland’s website — the current bid is $3,058 — and remains open until Friday at 9 p.m. ET.