After officially retiring his eponymous brand in 2019, San Fransisco-based designer and influential streetwear OG Benny Gold is stepping further away from “the game” by raffling off his entire sneaker collection. Gold had a hand in many legendary ’00s footwear collaborations, so his collection is full of rare gems and clocks in at over $20,000 USD in value.
As a longtime friend and former employee of fellow San Fransisco OG Keith Hufnagel, Gold had a hand in many of HUF‘s collaborations with Nike Sportswear and Nike SB. Therefore, the raffle includes grails like the HUF x Nike SB Dunk High “Tie-Dye” and the full HUF x Nike “Hufquake” set of Dunks, Air Force 1s and Air Max 1s/Air Max 90s. There’s also other gems like the DQM x Nike Air Max 90 “Bacon,” the banned adidas x Ray Fong adicolor by Barry McGee and a sample pair of the Vans x Neck Face x The Simpsons Chukka Boot LX.
Entry into the raffle is simple. Each “ticket” is $50 USD, and interested parties can purchase as many tickets as they chose. Money can be sent either by Venmo or PayPal — full detailed instructions and a list of shoes can be seen in the Instagram post below — and the raffle will end “once the reserve is met,” in Gold’s own words.
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From The Designers Closet Raffle Entire Dead Stock Sneaker Collection Valued at over $20k … I am excited to announce that after many years, I am ready to part with my entire sneaker collection. I had a hand in designing most of the shoes in this collection. I am sure you’re thinking I am crazy for parting with it, and I probably am. This is your chance to benefit from my temporary insanity and win a really rare collection of sneakers from the early days of streetwear (circa 2003 – 2010). The estimated resale value of the collection is over $20k. Raffle details below. … TO ENTER $50 per ticket and you can buy as many as you want …. Venmo: Benny-Gold (PREFERRED) If you need the last 4 digits of my phone it's 4691 / Paypal: email@example.com (SEND AS “FRIENDS & FAMILY” OR IT WILL GET REFUNDED) … When sending payment, please comment/note with the following: First and Last Name Contact Number Write Sneakers and DO NOT note as “Raffle” … SELECT HIGHLIGHTS Entire 2006 Huf X Nike Quake Collection (Dunks, Air Force 1, Air Max 1 & 90) 2005 DQM X Nike Air Max 90 "Bacons" 2004 Huf X Nike Tie-Dye Dunk High SB 2004 Huf Air Max 1 Hyperstrike 'FRIENDS & FAMILY' (only 25 made) 2014 FIVE0NEO X Nike Dunk SB High 2006 BANNED Adidas Ray Fong Adicolor by Barry McGee 2005 Huf X Nike "Gold Diggers" Air Trainer 1 SB 2003 Nike Cortez By Mark Smith "Laser Pack" 2007 Vans X Neck Face X Simpsons Chukka Boot LX (Sample) 2006 Nike Air Max 90 Deluxe Clerks Pack … PRIZES 1st Place: Entire Shoe Collection of 45 sneakers (Over $20K Value) 2nd Place: First Release Nike X Huf Quake Collection (Dunk Low, Air Force 1, New Era Fitted Hat, T-shirts, and heavyweight CYC Canadian Made Fleece) 3rd Place: Huf X Nike "Gold Diggers" Collection (Air Trainer 1 SB, T-shirt and New Era Fitted Hat) 4th Place: BANNED Adidas Ray Fong Adicolor by Barry McGee Collection (Shoe, T-shirt and New Era Fitted Hat) 5th Place: Huf BMX Hutch Factory Team Collection 2007 New Era Fitted Hat, T-shirts, and heavyweight CYC Fleece) 6th Place: $250 … Good luck!
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