New York auctioning off Air Jordans seized during drug bust

New York auctioning off Air Jordans seized during drug bust

Even the New York State government has a Black Friday deal.

Dozens of pricey Nike Air Jordans and LeBron James sneakers seized by cops during a 2017 Long Island drug bust will go up for auction starting Wednesday, New York’s Office of General Services announced.

Nearly 200 pairs of sneakers and 14 pieces of sports memorabilia — including two Upper Deck-authenticated Michael Jordan jerseys from the Bulls and the University of North Carolina — will be available on the Empire State’s eBay page in the coming weeks.

A pair of Air Jordans that went online at 3 p.m. Wednesday had already racked up 10 bids in less than an hour.

The collectibles were seized during a November 2017 raid where Richard and Joann Figueroa, of Selden, were found with over a kilo of coke, over 70 grams of crack, more than 300 grams of pot and “numerous Xanax and Oxycodone pills,” a news release from the time states.

Cops confiscated the sneakerheads’ collection of shoes and sports gear along with more than $60,000 in cash and multiple vehicles, cops said previously.

The state commonly auctions off “government surplus items,” many of which are seized from criminals to account for unpaid taxes, like cars, furniture and computer equipment.

People interested in buying the items are invited to inspect them in person at the OGS’s Albany office.

“In addition to Jordan enthusiasts, fans of Stephon Marbury, Jason Kidd, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Joe Torre, Scott Eyre, Mike Schmidt, Mark McGwire, and Vinny Testaverde will also want to visit the eBay site as new items get posted each week,” the OGS website teased.

Other items include “artwork, photographs, balls, and jerseys, both signed and unsigned,” the OGS said.