Guy Sells 20-Year-Old McJordan Sauce for $10K

Says he hopes buyer won't try to eat it
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 17, 2012 11:22 AM CDT
In this June 9, 1996 file photo Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan stands during a break at the end of an NBA Basketball game against the Seattle SuperSonics in Seattle.   (AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser, File)
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(Newser) – A man who used to own McDonald's restaurants in North Dakota is about $10,000 richer after selling a 20-year-old container of McJordan barbecue sauce to a buyer in Chicago. The sauce was used on McJordan Burgers, a promotional dish named for basketball icon Michael Jordan, sold in limited markets for a short time in the 1990s. Mort Bank saved the gallon jug of sauce after selling his McDonald's restaurants in Bismarck-Mandan and Minot in 1996.

"It was in my basement and I would look at it occasionally," he says. "I thought it would be worth something someday." Bank advertised the sauce on eBay, calling it "A once in a lifetime chance to own the rarest of rare Michael Jordan and McDonald's collectible!" It sold for $9,995 to a buyer from Chicago whom Bank has not identified. "I'm sure he's a Bulls or Michael Jordan fan," Bank says. "Hopefully he's not going to put it on his ribs or his burger."

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