1. Air Jordan Retro XI Deion Sanders PE
This pair was made possible through an awful lot of "right place, right time." While up at Nike Campus for the original Shox launch in 2000, I ran into a certain Nike exec who mentioned he had extra pairs of these Deion XIs in his office (from his comeback with the Reds), and did I want a pair? Um, yes. So a few weeks after they arrived at my office at SLAM, who else but Deion himself stopped by to visit XXL. I had him sign both shoes, and the "Psalm 32:4" notation is set off nicely by the "$" in "Sanders." Not for sale, ever.