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California man's ‘funky, old' Nikes sell for $50,000

One year ago   |   By WGN TV

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Do you ever wonder what you might have tucked away at home that could be worth a lot of money?
Chances are an old pair of shoes is probably not what comes to mind.
Last month, one Sacramento man sold a pair of Nike running shoes for $50,000.
“I kind of had an idea what they were worth, so yeah, but it far exceeded that,” Dave Russell said with a laugh.
So, what exactly made the shoes so special?
For starters, they were given to Russell at the 1972 Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon. Russell was 25 at the time and vying for a spot as a marathoner for team USA.
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