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Boston Red Sox

Red Sox 2004 World Series ring on ebay

For the die-hard Sox fan, you can have your very own 2004 World Series championship ring. A former employee of the Boston Red Sox front office is selling his ring on ebay. The starting bid is $100,000 and the Buy It Now price is $500k. That’s a hell of a bonus for a front office employee. We’re guessing it’s not being sold by one of the head honchos who make millions a year.

The seller says that he is not a big Red Sox fan and he’d rather have the money to pay off some student loans and set up a college fund for his kids.

Many will be angered to hear someone is selling off a piece of the Red Sox history and I do not wish to hear from the thousands of fans who think I am doing something wrong, when I am simply doing the right thing by my family.

We gotta say that this sounds a lot more reasonable than the guy who will pony up six figures for a ring valued at around $16k. Unless you’re Stephen King and you got money to burn.

As of press time, there are no bids and the auction ends on Friday.

Links:
[Boston Herald]: Do I hear $500G? Ex-Sox employee auctioning off Series ring

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All Other Sports

Handbag used in All Blacks rugby fight is up for bid

On Tuesday, we told you about a fight in a New Zealand bar that lead to All Blacks captain Tama Umaga hitting teammate Chris Masoe in the head with a handbag. Well, now the woman who owns the handbag is auctioning it off on a New Zealand auction site. But wait, there’s more! If you bid right now, you also get the cellphone that was broken in the fight!

The highest legitimate bid right now is $94,000NZD or about $53,000 US. Not bad at all for a cheap handbag and a useless cellphone. At one point during the auction, fake bids had it over $100,000,000. As always, with these kind of auctions, the smartasses.. er.. smartarses come out to ask questions. The best one? “Is there any guarantee that hitting someone with this will make them cry?” The poor guy will never live that down.

Links:
[TV NZ]: Bidding for handbag turns farcical

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Philadelphia Eagles

Eagles NFC Championship ring stolen a month ago available on ebay



photo from ebay

[Update: Of course, the seller has a myspace account. Also, the auction was shut down but not removed.]

The house of Dave Spadaro, the Philadelphia Eagles’ media guy/in-house journalist/PR flunkie, was burglarized a month ago and part of the stolen loot was his NFC Championship ring from the 2004 season. (We’re not certain why Dave even gets a ring but that’s another issue.) Well, like most stolen items these days, it promptly showed up on ebay.

The auction states:

HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A ONE OF A KIND RING OWNED BY DAVE SPADARO

MY GRANDFATHER BOUGHT THIS RING A MONTH OR SO AGO FROM A VERY EXPERIENCED JEWELER IN SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY. THE RING IS MADE OF WHITE GOLD AND HE TELLS HIM ITS WORTH AT LEAST 3 THOUSAND DOLLARS JUST IN SCRAP GOLD. NOT INLUDING THE DIAMONDS!!

WITH GRADUATIONS COMING UP WHAT WOULD BE A BETTER GIFT FOR THE EAGLES FAN IN YOUR HOME. YOU MIGHT NEVER COME ACROSS ANYTHING LIKE THIS AGAIN.

Since the theft of Spadaro’s ring was widely publicized (well, at least in the Eagles community), either this guy has cojones the size of Sam Cassell, is the stupidest criminal on ebay, or there’s a jeweler in South Jersey who’s got some ‘splaining to do.

Dave Spadaro found out about the auction via a thread on the PhiadelphiaEagles.com forums and is contacting the police. We’ll keep you updated with this ridiculous story.

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Kansas City Royals

Royals loyalty is worth $278.47

It’s sad that 25 years of being a fan to the laughingstock of the league is worth less than an uneaten hotdog from the Seahawks-Panthers championship game. But we guess that’s why Chad Carroll was so willing to part with his KC Royals fandom.

The auction stated:


I am sick and tired of being mathematically eliminated from playoff contention on or about April 7 of each year. So I am selling all rights to my loyalty to this organization. With your purchase you will accept all of the responsibilities of a true Royals fan. You will tell people (in public) that you actually like the Royals. You will tell them that we “won’t be as bad this year as we were last year”.

I will also include a Royals jersey with a 1985 World Series patch. There is no name on the back of the jersey, however. This will save you the money that I have wasted over the years on my Johnny Damon, Jermaine Dye and Carlos Beltran jerseys. I will also include a letter of authenticity from my brother (certified Royals fan and Yankees hater) certifying my “fan status” and a letter of intent from myself to never again watch another Royals game, to remove all Royals memorabilia from my home, and to never divulge to another living soul that I am, or ever was, a KC follower.

You will also have exclusive rights to my new era of pain. You can choose my new team…the only team that is off limits is the New York Yankees.

A bunch of his friends won the auction but still haven’t decided his new team. If it were up to us, we’d pick the Philadelphia Phillies. 1) They’re one of the losingest franchises in the history of sports. 2) They beat the Royals for their last World Series title. That, my friends, is a lesson on how to be cruel.

Links:
[Kansas City Star]: Maryland man auctions off 25 years of loyalty to the Royals
[eBay]: My loyalty to the Kansas City Royals (jersey included)
Thanks to Fark for the story.