A couple of pieces of Apple history are on the auction block. An unworn pair Apple Computer Sneakers from the mid-1990s will be sold in the next two days. A rare Apple-branded paddle ball set from the same time is also being auctioned.
‘Apple Computer Sneakers’ are ready to hit the road
You can pick up one of Apple’s first wearables if you hurry, but bidding is pushing up the price. Possibly because the shoes have never been worn.
The auction is for “Apple Computer Sneakers, late 20th century.” They are being sold through Heritage Auctions, which says, “These ultra rare sneakers were custom made for an one-time giveaway for Apple employees at a National Sales Conference in the mid-90s.”
The shoes are white, with the classic rainbow company logo on the side and tongue. “Apple” is also printed on the side in the font used in the company’s early days.
The current bid is $5,500, and that price also includes the box and “an alternative set of red shoelaces.”
These aren’t the first Apple Sneakers to sell. In fact, Heritage Auctions put a pair under the gavel a year ago. They went for $8,750, but they’d been worn and didn’t come with the box, so the latest auction has the potential to go higher.
Take up paddle ball Apple style
The auction house also has “Apple Inc. Paddle Ball Set, late 20th century.” The description says it “was custom made for a one-time giveaway at a company event for around 100 sales employees.” The current high bid is $200.
Both bits of Apple memorabilia will be sold at 1:00 PM Central Time, Thursday, March 11, 2021.
Thanks to Jim Seese for the tip!