Prices for a pair of customized, autographed Stephen Curry shoes on eBay are rocketing toward the moon.
Curry raised some eyebrows last month when he questioned whether the moon landings ever happened, although he later told former astronaut Scott Kelly he was only joking. But the Golden State Warriors’ star — through the Stephen and Ayesha Curry Family Foundation — and DonorsChoose.org are auctioning off a pair of game-worn, autographed “Moon Landing” Under Armour Curry 6 Basketball shoes.
The campaign will benefit STEM education initiatives (STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in San Francisco-Oakland bay area schools and will run through Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. PST.
Nearly 60 bids have been submitted for the sneakers, and bidding already has gotten to $7,500. The shoes were customized by Mache and mark the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 1969.
Curry wore the shoes when the Warriors hosted the Houston Rockets on Jan. 3, 2019. The Rockets won 135-134 in overtime, but Curry gave his shoes a workout by scoring a team-high 35 points while adding six assists and three rebounds.
In a news release, Curry said that getting excellent STEM education was a key to students’ success.
“Every child deserves the opportunity to acquire the skills they’ll need to live successful, productive lives,” Curry said in the release. “Ayesha and I are passionate about making sure that STEM education is accessible and available to all children in the Bay Area.”
Last year, eBay for Charity teamed up with Curry and Under Armour to raise money for the victims of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire on Dec. 2, 2016, which killed 36 people in the deadliest fire in Oakland’s history. The two shoes, both signed by Curry and designed by Under Armour, raised $45,201.
You can check out the moon shoe auction here.