The Original IX blk/wht/red samples actually came with black lace locks. I have pictures somewhere on one of my hard drives I will try to find.
ebpo - eBay find, They were listed for $2,200, (pre MJ death). I have always been a pig MJ fan and wanted some sort of memorabilia. $2200 was not in the budget at the time however trade offering is always a go! I just came across a couple of pair of game worn XVII lows signed (purchased at $300) so I offered them. I paid an extra $200 on top of them FTW. Guy I bought them from purchased them from a charity auction. Him and his wife were getting a divorce and splitting everything, he took the trade knowing his wife would take the $300 and he could keep the shoes.